NHRMC offering smoking Cessation Classes in January

By / Health and Wellness / Monday, 29 December 2014 05:00

WILMINGTON, NC - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the adverse health effects from smoking contribute to one out of every five deaths in America . If you are thinking about quitting smoking, New Hanover Regional Medical Center is offering a program that can help.   
Smokeless is a program created by the American Institute of Preventive Medicine to help people achieve permanent abstinence from smoking. The program includes seven classes over a four-week period beginning on Tuesday, January 13. All classes take place at 7 p.m. in the first floor classroom of the NHRMC Rehabilitation Hospital . Class size is limited to the first ten registered participants. The cost of the class is $60, which is payable at the first class by cash or check only. Participants who have a current NHRMC Charity Care card can attend at no charge. To register or receive more information, call Iris Baker at 910.667.8297.
Smokeless addresses cigarette smoking from a number of perspectives: sociological, psychological, behavioral and physiological. All are important factors in working through the process of change. Participants receive booklets, a relaxation CD, quitting aids, and access to toll-free counseling. New Hanover Regional Medical Center is the leading provider of quality and accessible health care in Southeastern North Carolina, delivering care to all in need, without the support of taxpayer dollars.  
The medical center takes seriously its responsibility as an economic engine for the community, creating more than 6,000 jobs directly and another 6,000 jobs indirectly.


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