The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 14 by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By quitting, even for one day, smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life, one that can lead to reducing cancer risk.
Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet about 43.8 million Americans still smoke cigarettes; nearly one in every five adults. As of 2010, there were also 13.2 million cigar smokers in the US, and 2.2 million who smoke tobacco in pipes, other dangerous and addictive forms of tobacco.
Want to quit smoking?
Join our ‘quitting tobacco’ class for adults. Centegra Health System and the McHenry County Department of Health have partnered to bring you and effective program that will help you quit smoking. All aspects of smoking and tobacco use are explored through group support and behavior modification. Nicotine replacement products currently on the market are also reviewed. This program is taught by McHenry County Department of Health staff trained by the American Lung Association whose methods are proven to help people stop for good!
Classes are conducted from 9 to 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday from Jan. 14 through March 4 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center–Huntley .
Fee: 25 (fully refunded if all 7 classes are attended!)
To register, please call 1-877-CENTEGRA (1-877-236-8347)