Sonora, CA – Sonora Regional Medical Center is offering the American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking® course beginning April 18. Class will meet at Pulmonary Rehabilitation, located at 19747 Greenley Road, each Tuesday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for seven weeks.
Freedom From Smoking provides a supportive group environment where adults work through the quitting process together with guidance from a respiratory therapist. According to the American Lung Association, “Research has proven that the more time a smoker spends in a supportive situation, the more likely he or she is to succeed. People who use [Freedom From Smoking] are six times more likely to be smoke-free one year later than those who quit on their own.”
Class participants will learn about:
- Medicines that can help you stop smoking
- Lifestyle changes that make quitting easier
- Preparing for Quit Day
- Managing stress
- Avoiding weight gain
- Developing a new self-image
- How to stay smoke-free for good
This class is covered by most private insurance and Medicare. For those without insurance or whose insurance does not cover the class, scholarships and discounts are available.
For more information or to register for the course, please call 209-536-3726.