Bertrand Chaffee Hospital will host the American Lung Association’s (ALA) “Freedom from Smoking” program beginning on Oct. 6. 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) 592-2871 ext. 1489.
This is BCH’s final offering of this course for this year. Bertrand Chaffee Hospital’s ongoing community and patient education services includes smoking cessation programs and diabetic courses and support groups.