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Prevention and Wellness Services will offer Plan To Be Tobacco Free program in July

Prevention and Wellness Services will offer Plan To Be Tobacco Free program in July

Methodist Hospital Prevention and Wellness Services will offer Plan To Be Tobacco Free, a new Kentucky Cancer Program initiative to assist thousands of Kentuckians to be tobacco free, on Thursday, July 25. The free program will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. and again from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Prevention and Wellness Services located at 110 Second Street in downtown Henderson.

Plan To Be Tobacco Free is designed to help Kentuckians learn which smoking cessation programs are available and assist them with deciding which option is best for them. The one-time class is conducted by Kentucky Cancer Program Tobacco Treatment Navigators at worksites and in community locations for individuals who use tobacco, their friends and family. Participants will learn about tobacco cessation products, assess personal habits and develop a customized quit plan.

The program may be offered as a one-time, one-hour class or it can also be a 15-minute one-on-one session in person or over the phone. Eighteen nurses, coordinators and case managers throughout the Methodist Hospital facility have completed training as facilitators and can then refer individuals to Prevention and Wellness Services for the Freedom From Smoking® program.

For more information, or to register for the program, contact Shannon Long, RN, Wellness Coordinator/Supervisor, Methodist Hospital, Prevention and Wellness Services, at slong@methodisthospital.net or 270-826-4646.