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OLBH smoking cessation to begin Jan. 11

RUSSELL, Ky. — Because New Year’s resolutions sometimes require the support of others, Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) invites anyone wishing to stop smoking to join its free smoking cessation program. The next session begins Monday, Jan. 11 with classes meeting Mondays at 6 p.m. at the OLBH Human Motion Vitality Center conference room.

The 12-week program utilizes the proven Cooper-Clayton method to help participants become non-smokers. Sessions are free except for the cost of nicotine replacement or Zyban. Family, friends or other members of an individual’s support system are welcome to attend.

“It often takes more than willpower to become a nonsmoker,” Jean Bowling, R.N., said. “The best way to stop smoking is through a combination of counseling, support and nicotine replacement therapy. Regardless of how long people have been smoking, every day they are a non-smoker will improve their health and could add years of quality living.”

For more information, or to register, contact the OLBH CareLine at 606-833-CARE (2273).