SPRINGVILLE—Bertrand Chaffee Hospital is offering the Freedom From Smoking program starting Monday, Jan. 15. The program will run weekly through Feb. 26.
Freedom from Smoking is a program designed for adult smokers that features step-by-step plans to help smokers gain control over their behavior. Cigarette smoke contains cancer-causing chemicals and can lead to lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Smoking is a behavior that negatively affects nearly every organ in the human body. It is also a cause of heart disease and stroke.
This program is taught by an American Lung Association-certified respiratory therapist. Each class runs from 1-2:30 p.m. The cost for the program is $80. Call 592-9643 for more information and to register.