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.
There are two more Freedom from Smoking classes in Allen County this year:
Tuesdays, Sept. 9 – Oct. 21, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Parkview Center for Healthy Living – Southeast
3350 E. Paulding Road, Fort Wayne
Wednesdays, Sept. 17 – Oct. 29, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Indiana University Purdue University – Fort Wayne
Walb Memorial Building, Room G21
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., 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, Community Nursing at (260) 705-4244.
In Noble County
Parkview Noble Hospital will offer one more Freedom from Smoking classes this year:
Tuesdays, Oct. 1 – Nov. 12 and Friday,
Oct. 24, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Parkview Noble Health and Wellness Center
402 Sawyer Road, Kendallville
The cost is $50 for each participant. Scholarships are available.
For more information, or to register, call (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.