Summa Western Reserve Hospital now offers group counseling sessions for smokers who are seeking to quit. The hospital’s Lung Health Program offers its first “How to Quit” group session on Tuesday, August 7, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. in Conference Room 1 located inside the hospital at 1900 23rd, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223. Those interested in registering for this session or learning about other session offerings may call (330) 929-LUNG (5864). Information about individualized sessions is also available.
The free group sessions include five classes over the course of five weeks and are designed to evaluate the quitting process and initiate steps to begin to quit smoking. Participants will discuss quit attempts and strategies as well as pitfalls and successes in their efforts to quit. A review of the harmful and addictive chemical contents of tobacco products and their effects and the effects of secondhand smoke on others is also provided. Resources and medications that help one curb tobacco cravings or quit tobacco use will also be discussed. All group sessions are generally scheduled in the evenings to accommodate for work schedules.
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.
Further details about the Summa Western Reserve Lung Health Program can also be found at: www.westernreservehospital.org/lunghealth