Stop Smoking Now With FREE Help From Union Hospital

The benefits of quitting smoking have been widely reported – and many smokers have acted on that information and stopped lighting up.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, today there are more former smokers than people who are smoking.

The WorkWell workplace wellness staff at Union Hospital will help all smokers who want to kick the habit by offering free classes during the next several months.

The hospital will host Smoking Cessation classes at 6:30 p.m. on the following dates: April 24, May 8 and 22, June 12 and 16, July 10 and 24, Aug. 14 and 28, and Sept. 11 and 25. The classes are free and open to the public, and it is suggested that participants attend at least six sessions.

Registration is requested and can be completed online easily and quickly on the “Health Events” section of the hospital website at www.unionhospital.org, or by calling (330) 308-3599.

The hospital’s Smoking Cessation program is designed to help smokers explore a number of issues related to smoking, including:

  • Learning about the benefits of quitting
  • Learning about addiction
  • How to “re-learn” a habit
  • Providing tips for relapse prevention
  • Overall supportive self-care methods
  • Discussing medication options

The classes will be taught by Mary Marshall, RN, a tobacco treatment specialist for the hospital and a certified health and wellness coach. For additional details, contact Marshall at (330) 343-3311 Ext. 2197, or e-mail at marym@unionhospital.org.

Information about Union Hospital and all of its services available to the community is available on the hospital website at www.unionhospital.org, and on the hospital’s pages on Facebook and Twitter (@Union_Hospital).

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