CHH Offering FREE Smoking Cessation Classes For New Year

(Torrington, CT) – Ready to Quit? We can help! The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) is offering FREE admission to its next “Freedom From Smoking” Cessation Program beginning on Wednesday, January 11th from 4:00 to 5:30 PM. The class is being held in the Conference Room at the Hungerford Center, 780 Litchfield Street, Torrington, just up the hill from the main hospital building.

CHH’s Smoking Cessation Program is a series of seven interactive classes over a six week period featuring discussion and skills practice. In this step-by step program, participants will receive the personal attention they need to help them quit smoking and transition to a healthier, smoke free lifestyle through education, relaxation techniques, and methods of preventing weight gain.

“The program features sessions led by a trained, certified American Cancer Society facilitator 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.

As a special incentive, the $75 program FREE will be waived for all participants. “Quit Day” is planned for January 30th. Call 860-496-6538 to register or receive more information. Space is limited.

According to the American Cancer Society Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet millions of Americans still smoke cigarettes. 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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