Free Quit Smoking Classes

Mercy Health — Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons, West
3300 Mercy Health Blvd.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45211
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Quitting smoking is tough but Mercy Health can help you make a change for the better. Mercy Health – West Hospital is hosting the American Cancer Society’s Fresh Start Program, a free series of smoking cessation classes, in May.

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.

The classes take place on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, May 21 *Class ends at 7:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday, May 23
  • Tuesday, May 28
  • Thursday, May 30

The classes explore physical and psychological aspects of nicotine addiction.

Class One is called “Decide to Quit.” It covers the negative health consequences of smoking and helps motivate attendees to quit the habit. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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. Attendance at all four sessions is required to complete the class. This is because the classes build on each other to help participants develop a personalized quit plan. Please call 513-215-9180 by Friday, March 17, 2019 to reserve your space.