ATLANTA (May 5, 2010) — To combat the smoking epidemic, Piedmont Fayette Hospital, in conjunction with the American Lung Association, is offering a “Freedom from Smoking”® cessation clinic. For more information about developing individualized quitting plans, join an American Lung Association trained facilitator on the Piedmont Fayette Hospital campus starting Tuesday, May 11 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
According to the Georgia Department of Community Health, more than 1.4 million adults in metro Atlanta smoke cigarettes and the clinic will strive to help adults beat their smoking addiction by providing them with the skills and support needed to quit for good. The program is six weeks of classes aimed at using a positive behavior approach to demonstrate ways for participants to become nonsmokers.
Realizing that quitting smoking is a difficult undertaking, Piedmont Fayette Hospital has taken the necessary steps to develop a program effective at eliminating the urge to smoke. Research proves that it may take as many as seven attempts to quit smoking; that smoking is a process, not an occurrence; and that events in the lives of smokers can trigger the desire to smoke again even after quitting for months. These learnings have been combined to create a process that will help smokers learn from their triggers and use those to change their lives.
“Smoking is a leading cause of death in Georgia according to the Georgia Department of Community Health,” says Michelle Sullivan, RRT-Smoking Cessation facilitator. Piedmont Fayette Hospital and the American Lung Association are determined to cure this addiction through the smoking cessation clinic classes led by instructors who understand the smoking addiction and can provide the best help for each participant.”
Space in the class is limited, so call Link 2 Health at 1-866-900-4321 to register as soon as possible. For complete course schedule, call 770-719-6258 or visit fayettehospital.org.