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CHC/SEK Launches Smoking Cessation Program

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PITTSBURG, KANSAS -

Resolved that you will give up smoking in 2015? The Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHC/SEK) wants to help and is offering a smoking cessation program from the American Lung Association designed to aid people in their effort to quit smoking.

The Freedom From Smoking program, which begins January 20, consists of eight small group sessions over seven weeks. It addresses key issues such as managing stress, nicotine withdrawal, weight control and long-term strategies for staying tobacco free. According to the American Lung Association, studies have shown that individuals who participate in the Freedom From Smoking program are six times more likely to be smoke free one year later than those who quit on their own. All sessions are led by Bette Stansbury, an American Lung Association certified facilitator.

“The Freedom From Smoking program is considered the gold standard for smoking cessation programs nationwide,” said Stansbury. “It's perfect for anyone wanting to quit or has had difficulty quitting in the past.”

CHC/SEK's Freedom From Smoking program begins January 20 and will be held on Tuesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. with a second session scheduled during week four of the series. Sessions will be held at the CHC/SEK clinic location at 3011 North Michigan in Pittsburg. The program is open to all adults 18 and over and pre-registration is required. Cost for the program is $50 with current CHC/SEK patients receiving a discounted rate.

For more information or to register for the program, contact CHC/SEK Community Relations Director, Bob Burk at 620-231-9873.

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