Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Quit Smoking Classes For Adults -- May 13

Reserve your seat for the next quit smoking classes for adults sponsored by McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) and Centegra Health System. Space is still available for the seven-week class. Classes will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., beginning Wednesday, May 13, at Centegra’s Health Bridge Fitness Center, located at 200 East Congress Parkway in Crystal Lake.  A $25 course fee is refunded if all sessions are attended. Class members will also receive a free 3-day pass to the Health Bridge Fitness Center. To register, call MCDH at 815-334-4525 or 1-877-CENTEGRA.
Classes will teach practical ways to end nicotine addiction through group support and behavior modification.  It will also review nicotine replacement products that are currently on the market. Instruction is provided by MCDH staff that is trained in the American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking® program. This program is considered the “gold standard” and has helped tens of thousands of smokers quit over the last 30 years. 

Evaluation studies have shown that individuals who participate in Freedom From Smoking® experience immediate health benefits, learn to address the physical, mental, and social aspects of their addiction, and are six times more likely to be smoke free one year later than those who quit on their own.  Call 815-334-4525 today.

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