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Free Quit Tobacco Classes offered by Titusville Area Hospital

Titusville Area Hospital (TAH) is partnering with the Northwest Pennsylvania Tobacco Control Program (NWPA TCP), and Pennsylvania Department of Health to offer free quit smoking and chew classes. The class and materials are free and run by a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist. Free Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRT) such as nicotine patches, gum and lozenges, and Chantix and Wellbutrin/Zyban, are also available to participants who are uninsured or underinsured.

The 5-week, quit course will be held in the Education Room at TAH starting Wednesday, September 13 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM and continue every Wednesday thru October 11.

Registration is required by Monday, September 11. Registration may be completed online at Titusville Area Hospital website under Patient & Visitors, Classes and Events, or by calling 814.827.1851

Quit classes focus on tobacco use education and developing individual plans that will work for each participant. Understanding more about personal reasons for smoking or using chew and what habits, and triggers are involved helps a person focus on what needs to change and can provide motivation to attempt a quit. A key element for progress is to understand that quitting is a process and past attempts are successes no matter what the outcome because it shows the ability to control use, even if for just an hour. Approved quit medications are also discussed as a way to reduce symptoms and cravings so trigger management and breaking the habit can be easier.

According to the American Lung Association, tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease, killing almost a half million Americans each year and causing up to $333 billion in healthcare costs and lost productivity. Campaign for Tobacco Free kid reports more than 2 million people smoke in PA and 22,000 of our residence die each year from a smoking related illness.

Other cessation programs available are the PA free Quitline and pa.quitlotogix.org. The Quitline (1-800-QUIT-NOW) and pa.quitlogix.org are options in situations where a class setting would not be the best fit. The Quitline/pa.quitlogix.org are also recommended as additional support for classes.

Flyer: Kick the Habit

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