FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (Feb. 26, 2010) – If you have had a hard time trying to quit and stay quit, the Freedom From Smoking® program can provide you with the skills and support to quit smoking for good!
Piedmont Fayette Hospital, along with the American Lung Association (ALA), is offering a six-week, seven-session course designed to help smokers quit. The class, titled “Freedom From Smoking®,” will be led by an ALA trained facilitator. The next session begins on Monday, May 4, and will be held from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on the Piedmont Fayette campus.
According to the American Cancer Society and the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report: 20 minutes after quitting, your heart rate and blood pressure drops. After 2 weeks to 3 months after quitting, your circulation improves and your lung function increases, and after 1 to 9 months after quitting, coughing and shortness of breath will decrease, cilia (tiny hair-like structures that move mucus out of the lungs) regain normal function in the lungs, increasing the ability to handle mucus, clean the lungs, and reduce the risk of infection.
The process of learning to quit smoking is different for each smoker. Come join this smoking cessation clinic program and develop a quitting plan that will work for you. Space is limited, call Link 2 Health at 1-866-900-4321 to register. For more information or to get the complete course schedule, call 770-719-6258 or visit fayettehospital.org.