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Lakeland offers smoking cessation program

Published 10:59pm Monday, February 27, 2012

Lakeland HealthCare is offering Smoke-Free Life, a series of free presentations and support sessions to help people quit smoking.

The next presentation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. March 8 at Lakeland Community Hospital, Niles, 31 N. St. Joseph Ave.

Suellyn Stamper, Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph, will explore the health risks of smoking, the benefits of quitting, the reasons why it is so difficult to quit and available support resources, including medications.

Working in concert with the monthly Smoke-Free Life presentations are support sessions called “Beat the Pack.” These meetings address the behavioral aspects of quitting and provide additional tools to help participants stay quit, including motivational handouts and peer support. The support sessions are ongoing, and participants can attend them at any time and for any length of time.

Upcoming times and locations of the meetings are as follows:

• 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, March 6 and 13, Lakeland Community Hospital, Niles

• 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, April 3 and 10, Center for Outpatient Services, St. Joseph

Visit www.lakelandhealth.org/smokefree or call (269) 556-2808 or (866) 260-7544 for more information or to register for sessions.
offered by Lakeland HealthCare.

Registration is encouraged; walk-ins are welcome.

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