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St. Francis quit smoking program starts Feb. 20

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. It kills more than 480,000 Americans each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For those interested in quitting, CHI Health St. Francis is offering “Freedom from Smoking” tobacco cessation class with the first session taking place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20 in Conference Room 4 at the hospital. The program is free and open to the community. 

For more than 30 years, this leading tobacco cessation series helps participants quit tobacco — for good — in a small and supportive group setting.

The seven-week program is led by certified instructor Jenny Roush, BSE, Regional Cancer Center. It will cover topics like knowing if you’re ready to quit smoking, lifestyle changes, coping strategies and stress management. Also included is a participant handbook, relaxation DVD and other preparing for quit day tools.

Participants are asked to register by Monday, Feb. 19 by calling (308) 398-8912.