Charlotte Hungerford Hospital to Offer FREE Smoking Cessation Classes in January

December 7, 2018

With the coming New Year, it might be a good time to drop some bad habits and improve your health, and if you're a smoker, the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital will be offering its "Freedom From Smoking" cessation program in January to help you kick the habit.

Sessions will be held in Torrington from January 2nd to February 20th on Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Lab Conference Room of Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, located at 540 Litchfield St.

The program is FREE, and will feature discussions and skill sessions led by a trained, American Lung Association-certified facilitator who understands the motivations and rationalizations that enable smoking. The facilitator will use positive behavior changes to teach you how to live a long, smoke-free life.

The program is composed of eight interactive classes with a designated “Quit Day” halfway through the session.

Space in the program is limited, so call 860-496-6538 to register or get more information. You can also find additional information

Tobacco use is the largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States, but despite the numerous health warnings, millions of Americans continue to smoke.

According to the American Lung Association, smoking causes over 438,000 deaths per year, and second hand smoke causes more than 41,000 deaths annually.

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