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Griffin Hospital Offers Free Smoking Cessation Starting May 24
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Griffin Hospital is offering a free four-week smoking cessation program starting May 24.
Griffin Hospital offers free education, advice and support to help individuals prepare to quit smoking with its four-week smoking cessation program starting May 24.
“That’s It – Learn to Quit” teaches a variety of methods to help individuals quit smoking. The program consists of Wednesday night meetings from 5:30-7 p.m. scheduled for May 24 and 31, and June 7 and 14 at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, 350 Seymour Ave., Derby.
There is also a “reunion” for graduates of the program on June 21 at 5:30 p.m. in the Center.
“The goal of the program is to help you learn how to quit,” said Carrie O’Malley, RN, a co-coordinator of the program. “There are different methods of quitting and managing nicotine withdrawal. If one method didn’t work for you in the past we’ll help you understand all your options.”
Through group discussion and interactive activities, participants learn how to develop a quit plan that addresses their personal behaviors and habit. Strategies to manage nicotine withdrawal, behaviors, triggers, and urges are all discussed as well as weight control and stress management.
Participants must be prepared to attend all four sessions.
To register for “That’s It – Learn to Quit,” call 203-732-1476.
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