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Rockland County Offers Quit Smoking Classes

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Looking for ways to save money during these tough economic times? “Put It Out Rockland,” the quit smoking program of the Rockland County Health Department reminds you that if you smoke a pack to two packs a day you can save between $2,500 - $5,000 by quitting. The program offers classes to help you break the cycle of addiction.

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“Put It Out Rockland” Smoking Cessation Program will be offering another series of 10 group support, behavior modification classes at Helen Hayes Hospital on each of the following days from 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.

Tuesday - May 19
Thursday - May 21
Tuesday - May 26
Thursday - May 28
Tuesday - June 2
Tuesday - June 9
Tuesday - June 16
Tuesday - June 23
Tuesday - June 30
Tuesday - July 7

This nationally recognized cessation program offers classes facilitated by trained tobacco cessation specialists. Participants quit together as a group and learn how to change their behavior to combat their triggers to smoke. The topics covered in each class are varied and build upon each other, such as “Reasons for Quitting” (understanding nicotine addiction); “Letting Go” (the stress of life without cigarettes); “Planning Ahead” (how to stay quit); “choosing a “Support” system; and other topics including making healthy nutritional choices and staying fit after quitting.