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Published on November 14, 2012

Steps to Successfully Quitting Smoking

Thursday, November 15 6:00 to 8:00 pm

The Great American Smokeout

Tobacco-related illnesses kill more people than AIDS, alcohol, drug abuse, motor vehicle accidents, homicides, suicides and fire deaths combined. As the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the United States, tobacco and its related diseases kill 1,200 Americans each day, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital will host “The Steps to Successfully Quitting Smoking” on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Conference Room A at the hospital, 325 Maine, Lawrence. The program is in honor of the American Cancer Society’s 37th annual Great American Smokeout, a day meant to encourage smokers to quit. LMH’s free program will highlight how to break the smoking habit, pharmaceutical and nicotine replacements, preventing weight gain after quitting and dealing with stress during the quitting process.

Due to limited seating, advance registration is required. To reserve your spot, call LMH Connect Care at (785) 749-5800

Better Health

Walktober® is a national walking campaign designed to boost walking and thus overall fitness. The goal is to get 150 minutes a week of physical activity. Aynsley Anderson, RN, Community Education Coordinator and LMH Walktober organizer states "October is an ideal time to start or renew a walking program; the temperatures are moderate and the colors spectacular. Join us! Get out and walk!"

 

Better Health is produced by Lawrence Memorial Hospital to promote healthy lifestyle and health topics that are of interest to our community.

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