On December 31, 2014

Make “quit smoking” your New Year’s resolution

RUTLAND — The average smoker tries to quit six times before they successfully stop smoking. With supportive programs, however, the chances of successfully quitting increase from just five percent to 40 percent. Rutland Regional Medical Center offers ongoing workshops to help make the decision to quit a lasting one.

Workshops are held Mondays at Rutland Regional Medical Center’s Foley Cancer Center Conference Room at 160 Allen Street from 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Tuesdays 11 a.m.-12 noon at Rutland Heart Center on 12 Commons Street, Rutland and Thursdays 9-10 a.m. in a new location at Rutland Regional Behavioral Health Group, 1 Commons Street, Rutland.

Free nicotine patches, gum and lozenges are available for those who register and attend the program.

The workshops are a part of the American Cancer Society’s Freshstart program, a group‐based, facilitator led tobacco cessation counseling program. The program is designed to help participants stop smoking by providing essential information, skills for coping with cravings, and group support.

To register for this program or for more info, visit RRMC.org or call 802-747-3768.

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