News Release

November 22, 2006

Contact: Jane Shaskan, 860-679-4777

Series for Smokers Who Are Serious About Quitting

The Help You May Need to Quit for Good

FARMINGTON, CONN. – If you’re serious about giving up smoking, a four-class series has been developed for cigarette smokers and tobacco chewers who want to quit – once and for all. It will be held monthly on Thursdays from 4 to 5:15 p.m. at Internal Medicine Associates, second floor conference room, suite 200, in the Dowling South building on the UConn Health Center campus. This first session begins Dec. 7.

Nicotine is an addictive drug. When a cigarette is inhaled, the smoke reaches the brain faster than drugs that enter the body intravenously. Smokers not only become physically addicted to nicotine, they also associate smoking with various social activities. This makes smoking a very difficult habit to break.

The smoking cessation classes are taught by experts from the UConn Health Psychology Service in collaboration with the UConn Diabetes Education Program. The instructors will help you:

  • Address concerns about quitting
  • Increase your motivation
  • Prepare for a quit date
  • Cope with urges to smoke
  • Work with your health care provider
  • Prevent relapse

There is a $25 fee for each class attended payable at the time of the class.

Registration is required. To register and for more information, call 1-800-535-6232 or 860-679-7692.

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