Bertrand Chaffee Hospital (BCH) will host the American Lung Association’s (ALA) “Freedom from Smoking” program beginning on Feb. 17. ALA-certified instructors will present this eight-session program on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. through March 31.
Cigarette smoke contains cancer-causing chemicals and can lead to lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Smoking is a behavior that negatively affects nearly every organ in the human body. It is also a cause of heart disease and stroke.
This program is designed for adult smokers and features step-by-step plans to help smokers gain control over their behavior.
The program costs $80 and includes a workbook and CD. Registration is now open; to register call (716) 592-9643.
Bertrand Chaffee Hospital’s ongoing community health outreach includes smoking cessation programs and diabetic education.
Future sessions are scheduled for May 19-June 30 and Oct. 6-Nov. 17.