Freedom from Smoking
Parkview offers Freedom from Smoking®, a program developed by the American Lung Association® to help you quit smoking. During this seven-week class, you’ll:
• Set goals and perform relaxation techniques
• Receive a free workbook and CD
• Set a “stop smoking” date during the fourth class
• Learn tips for quitting smoking
• Learn about medicinal and non-medicinal options to reduce cravings
To help you along your journey to becoming a nonsmoker, the first three classes offer tips and techniques that prepare you to quit smoking. The last three classes offer support.
If you are undecided, attend the first class to see if the program is for you.
In Allen County
In Allen County, in 2013, 45 people completed the program, and 70 percent of participants quit smoking, while many others significantly reduced the number of cigarettes they were smoking each day.
The next seven-week session will begin Tuesday, May 6, from 5:30 - 7 p.m., at the Parkview Center for Healthy Living - Southeast, 3350 E. Paulding Road, Fort Wayne.
Program graduates can take part in a free Freedom from Smoking support group the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the same location.
For more information, contact Natalie McLaughlin, RN, BSN, at (260) 705-4244.
In Noble County
Parkview Noble Hospital will oferr two more Freedom from Smoking classes this year.
CLASS 1: July 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug. 1, 6, 13 and 20
CLASS 2: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 24, 29, Nov. 5 and 12
Classes will meetfrom 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the Parkview Noble Health and Wellness Center, 402 Sawyer Road, Kendallville, Ind. The cost is $50 for each participant. Scholarships are available.
For more information or to register, contact (260) 347-8161 or (888) 737-9311, ext. 78161.
Freedom from Smoking is a registered trademark of the American Lung Association.
The American Lung Association is a registered trademark of the American Lung Association.