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CMH offers free smoking cessation classes in Bolivar starting January 6

If you’ve tried to quit smoking on your own, you know how hard it can be because nicotine is extremely addictive.

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Contacts:

Tamera Heitz-Peek
417-328-7245
theitz@citizensmemorial.com

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable diseases, disability and death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, yet an estimated 34 million Americans still smoke cigarettes and 16 million Americans live with a smoking-related disease.

Citizens Memorial Hospital (CMH) will offer free Smoking Cessation Classes starting Monday, January 5 at 5 p.m. in the Community Rooms at CMH, 1500 N. Oakland, Bolivar. The classes will be led by Anne Bristow, RRT. Bristow has a master’s degree in counseling and education, more than 40 years of experience as a respiratory therapist, 20 years of experience as a smoking cessation counselor at CMH, and is a certified American Lung Association smoking cessation counselor.

The classes are a series of seven sessions over a six-week period until the program graduation date.  Smoking cessation binders and quit kits are provided. 

“Tobacco smoke contains a deadly mix of more than 7,000 chemicals,” says Bristow. “Seventy of those chemicals in tobacco cause cancer. And, smoking is very expensive. The average smoker spends over $2,000 a year on cigarettes. In our program, the average smoking history of our graduates is 37 years. So, you are never too old to stop smoking or change your habits!”

The class is free and limited to 10 participants. Advance registration is requested. To register for the class, contact CMH Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation at 417-328-6574.

December 05, 2019

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CMH offers free smoking cessation classes in Bolivar starting January 6

If you’ve tried to quit smoking on your own, you know how hard it can be because nicotine is extremely addictive.

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable diseases, disability and death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, yet an estimated 34 million Americans still smoke cigarettes and 16 million Americans live with a smoking-related disease.

Citizens Memorial Hospital (CMH) will offer free Smoking Cessation Classes starting Monday, January 5 at 5 p.m. in the Community Rooms at CMH, 1500 N. Oakland, Bolivar. The classes will be led by Anne Bristow, RRT. Bristow has a master’s degree in counseling and education, more than 40 years of experience as a respiratory therapist, 20 years of experience as a smoking cessation counselor at CMH, and is a certified American Lung Association smoking cessation counselor.

The classes are a series of seven sessions over a six-week period until the program graduation date.  Smoking cessation binders and quit kits are provided. 

“Tobacco smoke contains a deadly mix of more than 7,000 chemicals,” says Bristow. “Seventy of those chemicals in tobacco cause cancer. And, smoking is very expensive. The average smoker spends over $2,000 a year on cigarettes. In our program, the average smoking history of our graduates is 37 years. So, you are never too old to stop smoking or change your habits!”

The class is free and limited to 10 participants. Advance registration is requested. To register for the class, contact CMH Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation at 417-328-6574.