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Quit Smoking Program Scheduled In Bolingbrook

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The Will County Health Department’s Tobacco Control & Prevention initiative is offering the Freedom From Smoking program beginning Tuesday, April 14 at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital (500 Remington Blvd., Bolingbrook).

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Based on the latest research on addiction and behavioral change, the newly up-dated quit smoking program addresses many of the difficulties of quitting and provides the education and support to ensure that remaining smoke-free will become a permanent lifestyle choice. Program participants will meet every Tuesday for seven weeks from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Space is limited and registration is required to attend. The cost of the quit smoking program is $20 per person, which covers program materials. Participants who register and regularly attend this program have the option of receiving either the nicotine patch or the nicotine lozenge for free. For more information or to register, visit our website at www.willcountyhealth.org or call (815) 727-8769.

Freedom From Smoking uses a positive behavioral change approach, which teaches the participants how to become a non-smoker for good. Participants receive special attention to help develop their own quitting plan. They also learn how to handle withdrawal symptoms, control weight, manage stress through relaxation techniques, and fight those smoking urges. For many smokers, especially those who have tried to quit, group support can make the difference in helping to stay smoke-free.