Mercy Offers Class to Quit Smoking

If you’re a smoker, make this the time to quit.  Mercy is offering another nine session Quit for Good Class in April.

When: The nine-session class begins Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Held Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday for three weeks
6 to 8 pm

Cost: Free

Location: Mercy Medical Center Redding

You may already know that smoking causes lung cancer, emphysema, heart disease and many more health related illnesses, but have you considered the additional benefits of quitting?  A few days after the last cigarette, the chances of having a heart attack decreases, pulse rate slows to normal, the ability to smell and taste improve, and breathing becomes easier.  Within months, coughing decreases, energy level increases, and exercise becomes easier.

It may take smokers more than one attempt to finally quit.  Quitting is tough, but there are plenty of resources to help.  Ask your doctor, and call 225.7779 to get more information about Mercy’s Quit for Good smoking cessation class.  The classes are free and taught by a certified Quit for Good instructor. The program, consisting of a nine-session class, meets at Mercy Medical Center Redding from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for three weeks.  Space is limited.  For more information and to register for the class, please call 225.7779 or visit redding.mercy.org.

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