Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) will be offering its popular “Freedom From Smoking” cessation program in Winsted as part of their ongoing efforts to help smokers kick the habit and live smoke free. CHH is partnering with Northwestern Connecticut Community College in support of their current plan to create a smoke, vape and tobacco free campus in 2019.
The FREE program features discussion and skill sessions led by 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.
“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 www.cancer.org.