Free Spring Smoking Cessation Classes

 


Take a deep breath: Worcester Health offers free smoking cessation classes starting in April

Snow Hill, MD- Spring is always a season for fresh starts. The Worcester County Health Department’s free spring smoking cessation classes begin in April. Worcester Health is committed to helping smokers establish new behavior patterns that lead to a tobacco-free lifestyle. With the smoking cessation class, Chantix, gum, patch, lozenges and other aids to help individuals quit tobacco are available through a voucher program for individuals meeting specific requirements.

Join one of the smoking cessation classes available throughout Worcester County starting this month:

• From 4-5 p.m., Mondays (April 22-July 15) at the Snow Hill Health Center, 6040 Public Landing Rd.
• From 2-3 p.m., Tuesdays (April 23-July 16) at the Pocomoke Health Center, 400 Walnut St.
• From 4-5 p.m., Wednesdays (April 24-July 17) at the Berlin Health Center, 9730 Healthway Dr.


Professionally trained instructors can help participants break the smoking addiction. The smoking cessation course consists of seven sessions covering stress management, weight control, assertive communication, how to develop a quit plan, relapse prevention, and physical activity.

For more information or to register, call 410-632-0056.

 

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