Quitting smoking has immediate and long-term health benefits – from lowering your heart rate and blood pressure within minutes to adding years to your life expectancy.  As a way to help people quit smoking and improve their health, CHI Memorial a free eight-week Freedom From Smoking® program which helps participants learn how to beat tobacco addiction, lifestyle changes that make quitting easier, stress management, how to avoid weight gain and how to stay smoke-free for good.

Freedom From Smoking® is an American Lung Association program that has helped more than one million Americans overcome an addiction to nicotine during the past 39 years. 

A new session of Freedom From Smoking ® will begin virtually on Thursday, May 13, 2021.  The class will meet via Zoom or phone weekly for eight weeks.  The class time is noon – 1:30 p.m.  Anyone who has a desire to stop smoking should call Mary Lynn at 423.495.7703 to enroll in class. New 8-week groups are scheduled regularly. There is no charge for the program.