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Quit Using Tobacco with Good Samaritan’s Free Class Happy New Year! Have you taken the time to set your New Year’s resolution yet? Like many, you may have decided that this is the year to quit smoking. If you’ve chosen to kick the tobacco habit, Good Samaritan’s Cancer Center may be able to help. Our free tobacco cessation class may be just what you need to help with the quitting process. This class is open to anyone interested in quitting smoking or using tobacco. People who have recently quit using tobacco and are interested in avoiding relapse are also encouraged to attend. Participants are welcome to bring a family member or other person of support. Our tobacco cessation class started this week and will take place each Monday through January 30 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. New class members are still welcome. This program will follow the American Cancer Society’s Freshstart format that includes both education and support for participants. Topics will include:
•Understanding the physical and psychological reasons quitting tobacco can be difficult •Triggers of continued use and relapse •Approaches to quitting, including use of nicotine replacement or other prescription aides •Withdrawal symptoms and coping •Managing stressful times without tobacco •Relapse prevention planning It is never too late, or too early, to decide to quit using tobacco. Our goal is to help you make a plan to quit that will work for you. Although most people make several attempts to quit before finally becoming tobaccofree, the odds of success are improved with good support and a good plan. And if this class doesn’t fit your schedule, one-on-one sessions with our tobacco cessation counselor are also available. There is no cost to attend the January class, but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call the Good Samaritan Cancer Center at 308-865-7291 or visit www.gshs.org/tobaccocessation.
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Published on Jan 11, 2012