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Northside Hospital Launches New Smoking Cessation Program

Northside Hospital is doing its part to help reduce smoking prevalence.  In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the release of the first Surgeon General's Report on smoking and health, the hospital has launched a new Smoking Cessation Program to help smokers kick the tobacco habit.

Remarkable progress has been made since that first Surgeon General’s Report in 1964.  Smoking prevalence among U.S. adults has been reduced by half.  This year’s report will focus on that progress.  Unfortunately, tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of disease, disability and death in the United States.

Northside Hospital’s new Smoking Cessation Program will offer participants tips on how to quit, manage stress, avoid weight gain, cope with withdrawal symptoms and much more.  The seven-week sessions will use a combination of in-person classes and webinar formats to allow group discussion and interaction from the convenience of home.  All classes are facilitated by trained Northside Hospital staff.

Afternoon and evening classes are available in Atlanta and Forsyth.  Upcoming sessions begin:
•    March 18
•    May 13
•    July 8
•    Sept. 9
•    Nov. 11

Additional resources including online support services and referrals to telephone counseling also are available.  For more information or to register for a session, contact 770-844-3497 or smokingcessation@northside.com.

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