Support to help stop smoking begins August 15 in Hendersonville

Press release:

A Freedom From Smoking series will be offered at the Henderson County Public Library on Washington Street beginning Tuesday, August 15, from 12:00 – 1:30 pm. The group will meet weekly for seven weeks. The series and materials are free, but preregistration is required.
“Giving up tobacco can be one of the most difficult things some people do,” said Beverly Levinson, health promotion coordinator and facilitator. “Many who quit find that it helps to have a supportive group to quit with. Participants know why they should quit. This program focuses on how to quit.”
Trained facilitators will lead discussions to explore practical ways to handle urges, be with friends and family who continue to smoke, build healthier new habits and other helpful tips. Quit Day is during week 4, with support and more helpful tips to follow.

To register or for more information, call (828) 694-6065 or email This Freedom From Smoking series is sponsored by the Henderson County Department of Public Health.

The American Lung’s Association’s Freedom From Smoking is based on proven addiction and behavior change models. The program offers a structured, systematic approach to quitting, and its positive messaging emphasizes the benefits of better health.


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