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Freedom From Smoking

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Jan
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Jan 2 - Feb 13, 2020
Thursdays
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Silver Cross Pavilion A Conference Center
New Lenox, IL

The American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking program is for smokers ready to quit. This proven program focuses almost exclusively on how to quit, not why to quit.

Registration Details

When you register for the FIRST class date of January 2nd, 2020, this will register you for the entire 7-week series.  There is no need to register for each date.

Fees & Payment

$25

Description

The American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking program is for tobacco users who are ready to quit. Because most people already know that smoking is bad for their health, this proven program focuses almost exclusively on how to quit, not why to quit. 

Highlights include weekly meetings, group classes, ongoing support and a quit plan with topics like lifestyle changes to make quitting easier, stress management, and avoiding weight gain. It all adds up to ending your tobacco dependence once and for all.

If you’re still not sure if now’s the right time to quit, consider these health benefits from the American Cancer Society:

  • 20 minutes after quitting, your heart rate and blood pressure drop.

  • 12 hours after quitting, the carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.

  • Two weeks to three months after quitting, your circulation improves and your lung function increases.

  • One to nine months after quitting, coughing and shortness of breath decrease.

  • One year after quitting, the excess risk of coronary heart disease is half that of someone who still smokes, and your heart attack risk drops dramatically.

  • Five years after quitting, your risk of cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus, and bladder is cut in half. Cervical cancer risk falls to that of a non-smoker, and your stroke risk can fall to that of a non-smoker after two years.

“Now’s the time,” Murray explains. “You won’t be alone in your journey to Freedom from Smoking! We’re here to help every step of the way.”

Instructor(s)

Contact

888-660-HEAL at 888-660-4325

Schedule & Location

Schedule

This event includes all of the 7 meeting times below.
Date Time Location Instructor
1. Thu, January 02 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Silver Cross Pavilion A Conference Center Wellness Coach. Charles Murray
2. Thu, January 09 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Silver Cross Pavilion A Conference Center Wellness Coach. Charles Murray
3. Thu, January 16 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Silver Cross Pavilion A Conference Center Wellness Coach. Charles Murray
4. Thu, January 23 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Silver Cross Pavilion A Conference Center Wellness Coach. Charles Murray
5. Thu, January 30 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Silver Cross Pavilion A Conference Center Wellness Coach. Charles Murray
6. Thu, February 06 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Silver Cross Pavilion A Conference Center Wellness Coach. Charles Murray
7. Thu, February 13 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Silver Cross Pavilion A Conference Center Wellness Coach. Charles Murray

Location Details

  • Silver Cross Pavilion A Conference Center
    1890 Silver Cross Blvd
    New Lenox, IL 60451

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