Bertrand Chaffee Hospital will host the American Lung Association’s (ALA) “Freedom from Smoking” program beginning on May 19. ALA-certified instructors will present this eight-session program on Tuesday evenings from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
This program is designed for adult smokers and 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 (COPD), 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.
The program costs $80 and includes a workbook and CD. Registration is now open; to register call (716) 592-9643. This offering may be postponed to October if the registration quota is not met.
Bertrand Chaffee Hospital’s ongoing community and patient education services includes smoking cessation programs and diabetic courses and support groups.
A future session is scheduled for October 6-November 17.