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Will County Organizes Quit Smoking Program

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Quit Smoking Program

The Will County Health Department's Tobacco Control & Prevention initiative is offering the Freedom From Smoking program.

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The program begins Thursday, May 3, at the New Lenox Public Library (120 Veterans Parkway). Freedom From Smoking is a highly successful program developed by the American Lung Association. Program participants will attend seven hour-long sessions every Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The program fee is $20, which covers the cost of materials.

Freedom From Smoking uses a positive behavioral change approach, which teaches participants how to become a nonsmoker for good. Participants receive special attention to help develop their own quitting plan. They also learn how to deal with recovery symptoms, control weight, resist smoking urges and manage stress through relaxation techniques.

For many smokers, especially those who have tried to quit the habit of smoking, group support can make the difference in terms of helping to stay smoke-free.