Summa Western Reserve Hospital has made it their new year’s resolution to help smokers who are beginning to make their own in the coming months by expanding its free group counseling sessions for smokers who are seeking to quit. The hospital’s Lung Health Program recently announced its next class sessions with offerings on:
- November 13, 20, 27 & December 4 and 11
- January 8, 15, 22, 29 & February 5
- February 12, 19, 26 & March 5 and 12.
The free group sessions include five classes over the course of five weeks and evaluate the quitting process, discuss quit attempts and strategies as well as pitfalls and successes among smokers who want to quit. A review of the harmful and addictive chemical contents of tobacco products and the effects of secondhand smoke is also provided. Resources and medications that help one curb tobacco cravings or quit tobacco use are also discussed. All group sessions are scheduled in the evening to accommodate work schedules. (Please call (330) 929-LUNG (5864) for class times)
The Summa Western Reserve Lung Health Program first launched in February of 2012 and features a rapid, non-invasive, pain-free low-dose CT scan. The scan produces a three-dimensional image of the lungs and has been proven extremely accurate for early detection of cancers and abnormalities in the chest.
“How to Quit” group sessions are offered in Conference Room 1 located inside the hospital at 1900 23rd, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223. To register or for more information, call (330) 929-LUNG (5864). Individualized sessions are also available. Further details about the Summa Western Reserve Lung Health Program are also online at www.westernreservehospital.org/lunghealth.