Enroll Now for Freedom from Smoking Classes


If you made a New Year’s resolution to quit smoking, you will soon have a program to help you stay smoke-free, presented by IU Health Starke Hospital, Moving Starke County Forward and Porter-Starke Services.

Cindy Reister, who is an American Lung Association-trained facilitator, will lead eight small group sessions to help participants get personalized attention to quit smoking. Evaluation studies show that individuals, who participate in small group sessions like this Freedom from Smoking Clinic, are more likely to stay smoke-free one year later than those who try to quit on their own.

The Freedom from Smoking Clinic classes are scheduled for eight Mondays from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CT beginning Jan. 26. A quit day session is set for Wednesday, Feb. 11. The fee for the clinic is $80 which includes workbooks and materials. IU Health Starke Hospital will refund half of the amount for those who complete the course.

Seating is limited, so early enrollment is encouraged.

For more information, call Ted Hayes at IU Health Starke Hospital, (574) 772-1198. Registration forms are available at the registration desk at the hospital.