Mercy Health - West Smoking Cessation Class Series
Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, invites patients, families and employees to register for a free series of smoking cessation classes taking place at Mercy Health – West Hospital in January.
The class size is limited to 15 for comfortable group interaction and discussion. Groups discuss changes they made that helped them stay quit as well as quitting issues they need help overcoming. Class leaders recommend that attendees go to all classes because they build on each other to help participants develop a personalized quit plan. Please call 513-215-9180 by Friday, January 11, 2019 to reserve your space.
The classes take place from 6-7 p.m. in West Hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Rehab Department, located in suite 550 of the medical office building nearest the hospital at 3300 Mercy Health Blvd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45211.
Mercy Health’s program follows the American Cancer Society’s Freshstart program, with each class building on the previous class to explore physical and psychological aspects of nicotine addiction.
Upcoming Class Schedule:
- Tuesday, January 15 *Class ends at 7:30 p.m.*
Class One is called “Decide to Quit.” It covers the negative health consequences of smoking and helps motivate attendees to quit the habit
- Tuesday, January 17
Class Two is the “Plan to Quit” class and it takes attendees through choosing a quit date, medications that can help smokers quit the habit, the importance of support and building a support group and preparing for the quit date.
- Tuesday, January 22
Class Three is called “Your Quit Day.” This class covers topics such as how to quit successfully, dealing with nicotine withdrawal and cravings and positive thinking.
- Tuesday, January 24
Class Four is the “Staying Quit” class. It covers mental planning, recovering from slips and lung screenings and provides information about the Ohio Quit Line.
The instructor suggests each attendee sign up for the Ohio Quit Line for additional support while quitting.