Lourdes Offers Free Smoking Cessation Series
By WestKyStar & Lourdes Staff
PADUCAH, KY - As part of Lourdes’ commitment to fostering healthy communities, Lourdes is pleased to announce a free smoking cessation series, beginning in January, for those interested in quitting smoking.
With the support of Smoking Cessation Counselors trained in the American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking program, the program is catered toward individuals who have made the decision and are ready to quit smoking.  Most people know that smoking is dangerous to their health, but this program focuses almost exclusively on how to quit successfully, not why to quit. The program offers a structured, systematic approach to quitting, and its positive messaging emphasizes the benefits of better health.
This eight-session, seven-week series of classes will be offered on Thursday evenings (except for Session 5, held on a Monday) from 7-8 pm in the Lourdes Board Room, on the second floor of the Marshall Nemer Pavilion. Dates of the eight sessions are: Jan. 25, Feb. 1, Feb. 8, Feb. 15, Feb. 19, Feb. 22, Mar. 1, and Mar. 8.
“We are committed to doing all we can to help tobacco users that want to quit to succeed in their efforts - for their health, the health of their loved ones, and the health of all of the communities we serve,” said John Montville, Lourdes Executive Director of Oncology.
Lourdes will hold additional series later in the year and will announce dates at that time.
The series is free and open to all tobacco users who want to quit. Prior sign up is necessary to attend. Class sizes are limited to the first 20 people. To learn more or to sign up, please call 270-538-5867.
Classes may also be arranged with employers or at locations throughout the area by contacting 270-538-5867.

Published 08:17 PM, Thursday Jan. 04, 2018
Updated 08:23 PM, Thursday Jan. 04, 2018