CHH Offering FREE Fall Smoking Cessation Classes

The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) is offering free admission to its next Smoking Cessation Program beginning on Wednesday, September 25 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM being held in the Conference Room at the Hungerford Center, 780 Litchfield Street, Torrington, just up the hill from the main hospital building. The classes run through October 30th.

CHH’s Smoking Cessation Program is a series of seven convenient evening classes that meet on Wednesdays. As a special incentive, the $75 program fee will be waived for all participants during this fall.

If you or someone you know is looking to kick the habit, CHH has just the program. Sign up and learn how to stop smoking and start building a healthier lifestyle through education, relaxation techniques, and methods of preventing weight gain.

Call 860-496-9381 to register or receive more information.

“The program features sessions led by a trained, certified clinic leader who understands the motivations and rationalizations of smoking, and uses a positive behavior change approach that teaches people how to become a permanent non-smoker,” says Sandy Markus, Program Facilitator. According to the American Cancer Society Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet more than 45 million Americans still smoke cigarettes. However, more than half of these smokers have attempted to quit for at least one day in the past year. As of 2010, there were also 13.2 million cigar smokers in the US, and 2.2 million who smoke tobacco in pipes. For more information about smoking and its dangers, visit the American Cancer Society website at www.cancer.org.

The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109 bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. One Thousand Caregivers, One Job, Your Health. Visit www.charlottehungertford.org for information.

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