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Backus to sponsor smoking cessation program

August 16, 2012

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will offer the American Lung Association’s “Freedom From Smoking” program focusing on group support and behavior modification beginning August 21.

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 October 2.  Week four is “Quit Week” and will include an additional cessation class on Sept 13.

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.