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Griffin Hospital Offers Free Smoking Cessation Starting Oct. 18

By Christian Meagher on 10/8/2021

Griffin Health offers free education, advice and support to help individuals prepare to quit smoking with its four-week smoking cessation program starting Oct. 18.

“That’s It – Learn to Quit” teaches a variety of methods to help individuals quit smoking. The program consists of Monday night meetings from 5:30-7 p.m. scheduled for Oct. 18, and 25, and Nov. 1 and 8 at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, 350 Seymour Ave., Derby.

“The goal of the program is to help you learn how to quit,” said Richard Le Pera, a co-coordinator of the program. “There are different methods of quitting and managing nicotine withdrawal. If one method didn’t work for you in the past, we’ll help you understand all your options.”

Through group discussion and interactive activities, participants learn how to develop a quit plan that addresses their personal behaviors and habits. Strategies to manage nicotine withdrawal, behaviors, triggers, and urges are discussed as well as weight control and stress management.

Participants must be prepared to attend all four sessions.

To register for “That’s It – Learn to Quit,” call 203-732-7106.