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American Lung Association "Freedom from Smoking" To be Held at Feather River Hospital


The Community Wellness Program at Feather River Hospital is presenting “Freedom from Smoking”, an eight-session course providing proven techniques to kick the habit. In these eight sessions you will move from “thinking” about quitting to actually quitting, and then staying smoke free. The program is covered by MediCal, Medicare, County Medical Services Program (CMSP) and most private insurances (deductibles and co-pays apply).

Since it was first introduced almost 30 years ago, the American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking® program has helped over a million Americans end their addiction to nicotine and begin new smokefree lives. Freedom From Smoking® was ranked the most effective smoking cessation program in a study by Fordham University Graduate School of Business.

Freedom From Smoking® is based on the proven addiction and behavior change models. The program offers a structured, systematic approach to quitting. It has a positive focus, with an emphasis on the benefits of better health. Because no single cessation technique is effective for all smokers, the program includes a comprehensive variety of evidence-based cessation techniques.

Evaluation studies have shown that individuals who participate in Freedom From Smoking®:

  • -Experience immediate health benefits.
  • -Learn to address the physical, mental, and social aspects of their addiction.
  • -Are six times more likely to be smokefree one year later than those who quit on their own.
  • -When used in combination with smoking cessation medication, up to 60% of participants report having quit smoking by the end of the program.

The program consists of eight weekly sessions from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. beginning September 8. For questions, or to register for the program contact Community Wellness at (530)-876-7154. You’ve already got the desire to stop smoking. The next step is easy. Pick up the phone and call. Space is limited.