Freedom from Smoking Program

(BROOKLYN) – The Northeast District Department of Health will offer the American Lung Association’s (ALA) Freedom From Smoking Program (FFS) free for individuals interested in learning how to quit smoking. The eight-week program begins on January 9, 2019, and will meet on Wednesdays for eight weeks from 4:00 – 5:30 pm at NDDH, 69 South Main Street, Unit 4, Brooklyn.

Hundreds of thousands of people have become tobacco-free through the ALA’s Freedom From Smoking Group Clinic program, which offers a structured, systematic approach to quitting smoking.

“Thanks to a partnership with the Uncas Health Department and support from the Connecticut Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we are able to offer this class to program participants for free,” said Janine Vose, NDDH Public Health Nurse, who is a trained FFS facilitator. “We are removing financial barriers, providing expert resources, and will offer a group clinic to provide a network of others who understand what it feels like to quit smoking. We’ll provide all the tools you need to succeed. The only thing you have to lose…is your smoking habit.”

The program will also offer medications included free for 12 weeks if a participant’s insurance does not cover nicotine replacement therapy options.

To register, contact Janine Vose at 860-774-7350 x. 24 or email phnurse@nddh.org.

More information is available at www.nddh.org or visit www.lung.org/ffs.

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