Freedom From Smoking – Hopkinsville-Christian County YMCA + Christian County Health Department [#FreedomFromSmoking] 04/13

Freedom From Smoking – Hopkinsville-Christian County YMCA + Christian County Health Department [#FreedomFromSmoking] 04/13

Hopkinsville-Christian County YMCA is partnering with the Christian County Health Department to offer a smoking cessation program beginning in March.

The program, called Freedom From Smoking, will be hosted at the Hopkinsville Y March 2 through April 13.

Classes will be from noon to 1 p.m. every Monday.

If interested in the program, pre-register.

It will only be open to the first 8 people to sign up.

The program is FREE and open to the public, including non-YMCA members.

Lunch will also be provided.

Those who attend all 8 sessions will be eligible to enter a raffle for a 1-month FREE YMCA membership.

According to CCHD’s Marketing Specialist Amanda Sweeney, the program will be a peer-support class.

The first 3 weeks of the class will be spent preparing the participants for what to expect, coping mechanisms for quitting smoking, what you they can do when participants want to smoke and more.

Then by the fourth week, dubbed “Quit Week,” participants will begin quitting smoking.

The remainder of the program will be based on peer support, with participants talking to each other through the experience, taking advantage of resources and providing the tools they need to keep from smoking again.

The class will also be providing FREE nicotine patches to aid in the quitting process.

YMCA, health department offer smoking cessation program:
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