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FREE "Stop Smoking" Classes for Fulton County Residents Start October 5 | Print |

Interested Fulton County Residents Should Sign Up Now!

1st 8-session Course Smoking Cessation Course Begins Oct. 5th

 

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Fulton County residents who need help kicking the smoking habit can now get that help for free! ¬† Beginning October 5th, the Fulton County Board of Health‚Äôs Office of Community Health Education is making available‚ÄĒat no cost to participants‚ÄĒthe evidence-based Freedom From Smoking¬ģ program created by the American Lung Association. ¬† In the 37 years it‚Äôs been in existence, the ALA program has helped hundreds of thousands of people begin to live smoke-free lives. ¬†

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Over the next year, the Fulton County Board of Health will hold four of the 8-session programs throughout the county‚ÄĒthe first at the Center for Health and Rehabilitation, 265 Boulevard, Atlanta, GA ¬† 30312, from 11:00am to 12:30pm, Thursday, October 5, 2017. ¬† The schedule is as follows:

                                      Session Topic

                                              Date

¬† Session 1 ‚Äď Thinking About Quitting

                     October 5, 2017

¬† Session 2 ‚Äď On the Road to Freedom

                     October 12, 2017

¬† Session 3 ‚Äď Wanting to Quit

                     October 17, 2017

¬† Session 4 ‚Äď Quit Day

                     October 19, 2107

  Session 5 -- Winning Strategies

                     October 26, 2017

¬† Session 6 ‚Äď The New You

                     November 2, 2017

¬† Session 7 ‚Äď Staying Off

                     November 9, 2017

  Session 8 -- Celebration

                     November 16, 2017

The dangers of smoking are widely known.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking causes about 90% of all lung cancer deaths and 80% of all deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).   This habit kills more women each year than breast cancer and increases the risk of contracting heart disease, stroke and many other ailments.   The CDC says since 1964 some 2.5 - million nonsmokers have died from health problems caused by exposure to secondhand smoke.

Smoking remains on the decline nationwide and the percentage of smokers in Fulton County (13%) is lower than the national average of 16.8%. ¬† ¬† Through the Freedom From Smoking¬ģ program, the Fulton County Board of Health works to help citizens who want to quit smoking reach their goal. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†

For information on the October-November smoking cessation classes, contact Health Program Administrator Kristin Dixon:     This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 404-612-1688. The locations and schedules for future programs will be announced later.    

 
 

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