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Smoking Cessation Program

 

Quitting smoking is important for so many reasons, not the least of which is better lung function. Smoking can scar your lungs, making it difficult to breathe. And if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), continuing to smoke can cause your symptoms (like coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness) to worsen. The good news is that quitting can help slow the disease’s progression and guard against complications.

We Can Help You Succeed

The Pulmonary Center of Excellence’s smoking cessation program is designed to help patients understand the benefits of a cigarette-free life and adopt proven strategies for quitting successfully. And it’s making an impact: In 2013, 60 percent of program participants quit smoking just one month after starting the program, and 90 percent significantly decreased the amount of cigarettes they were smoking.

During our six-week program, participants learn about common smoking triggers; discuss different therapies that may be used to help them stop smoking; review the latest news on smoking cessation; and share their experiences, struggles and successes with others just like them. To learn more about our Tobacco and Education Treatment Program, please click here.

Upcoming Group Meetings

All Smoking cessation group meetings take place at The Valley Hospital, Cheel Building, Second Floor Conference Room at 5 p.m. New 6-week sessions begin on May 23, September 5 and October 9.

Become a Quitter

For more information or to register for the smoking cessation program at the Pulmonary Center of Excellence, call 201-447-8673 or email rpragda@valleyhealth.com or rbowlin@valleyhealth.com.

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