Tools, Strategies, & Support
Connecting Point is now offering the American Lung Association’s innovative Freedom from Smoking program free to Nevada County residents.
Freedom from Smoking is an 8-class series for folks who are ready to quit smoking. Participants will work together to set a quit date, build a quit plan, and support each other through their first tobacco-free weeks.
The class includes strategies for identifying triggers, managing stress, and avoiding weight gain. You’ll also learn how tools like quit-smoking medications can increase your chances of quitting.
It’s all about putting a plan in place that will work best for you.
The next Freedom from Smoking workshop starts September 26th and meets weekly through November 7th. Classes are from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Glenbrook Community Room, 265 Sutton Way in Grass Valley.
The workshop is free and open to the public. Participants who attend all eight classes will receive a $50 gift card. Register online or call Karen at 530-274-5601.
Freedom from Smoking is sponsored by the Nevada County Public Health Department.
Kits to Help You Quit
One key to quitting is changing your routines. What are those feelings or situations that make you reach for a cigarette? Finding the right substitutes–whether it’s to reduce stress, fill the time, or keep your hands busy—can help you reduce your dependence on tobacco.
The Public Health Department has put together Quit Kits with some simple tools and ideas to help you break the habit. Kits are free and delivered to you by mail. Get your free Quit Kit by dialing 2-1-1 (or 1-877-847-0499) and asking for your Quit Kit today.
Quitting tobacco is a challenge, but millions of people have done it. So can you!