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Smoking cessation program offered
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Grant Regional Health Center recently announced the beginning of a new tobacco cessation program to begin this summer. The program, Be Tobacco Free, will be offered in 4 sessions throughout the year, and is available to community members wanting to quit their tobacco use. The eight clinical sessions will include techniques based on pharmacological and psychological principals and methods designed to help smokers gain control over their behavior.
“The Southwest Alliance for Tobacco Prevention coalition is encouraged to see an evidenced based cessation program like this implemented in one of our communities. The coalition will collaborate by providing educational resources and materials to community members looking to kick their tobacco addiction,” said Carrie Bluel – program assistant of Southwest Alliance for Tobacco Prevention coalition. “I hope this cessation program will be a stepping stone to offer resources and personalized attention to those wanting to break their tobacco addiction, and ultimately aide in lower adult smoking rates in Wisconsin”.
Be Tobacco Free is facilitated by an American Lung Association-trained facilitator and emphasizes that no single cessation technique is effective for all tobacco users. Because of this the program includes a comprehensive variety of evidence-based cessation techniques. Sessions are held in a small group setting so all users are able to get personalized attention.
Those looking for more information or to register for this program may contact Jen Wagner, (608)723-3236 or may register online through the Grant Regional Health Center website. Cost for program is $75, and may be covered by some insurances.
For information on Southwest Alliance for Tobacco Prevention, like their facebook page or call 608-313-9220.  The coalition serves community members in Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, and Rock counties.