CHH offers FREE Smoking Cessation Classes in Torrington & Winsted

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) will be offering its popular “Freedom From Smoking” cessation programs in both Torrington and Winsted this fall as part of their ongoing efforts to help smokers kick the habit and live smoke free.

The FREE program features discussion and skill sessions led by a trained, certified American Cancer Society facilitators who understand the motivations and rationalizations of smoking, and use a positive behavior change approach that teaches people how to become permanent non-smokers. Participants attend eight interactive classes with “Quit Day” midway through the session.

The program will be offered in Torrington on Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 PM in the Lab Conference Room at the CHH second Floor, 540 Litchfield Street, Torrington, just up the hill from the main hospital building.

The program will also be offered on Tuesdays in Winsted at Northwestern Connecticut Community College in the new Joyner Health Sciences Center (Room #143) from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.

In Winsted, CHH is partnering with Northwestern Community College in conjunction and support of their current plan to create smoke free campus in 2019. CHH used a recent grant to train four new facilitators in anticipation of the fall offerings, including Carla Angevine, Susan Murphy, Damaris Sierra, and Maria Capobianco.

“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.” says Sandy Markus, long time smoking program facilitator.

As a special incentive, the $75 program fee will be waived for all participants. 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. For more information about smoking and its dangers, visit the American Cancer Society website at


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