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Backus to sponsor smoking cessation program

February 21, 2014

(Norwich, Conn.) – The William W. Backus Hospital will offer the American Lung Association’s “Freedom From Smoking” program focusing on group support and behavior modification beginning March 4.

Certified instructors will lead the sessions at the Backus Outpatient Care Center, 111 Salem Turnpike in Norwich on Tuesdays, from 6-8 p.m. through April 15.  Week four is “Quit Week” and will include an additional support class on Thursday, March 27.

The cost of the program is $50, however, participants who complete all eight sessions will receive a $50 refund.  To register for the program, call (860) 889-8331, ext. 6381.

In a previous class, 21 participants completed all eight sessions and received their refund.  Twelve reported that they quit smoking completely, and all but two said they cut down significantly.