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February 26, 2013

A.M. UPDATE: EASTAR to offer free classes to stop smoking

— EASTAR Health System will offer free smoking cessation classes.

"We are going to offer them free of charge because our goal is to help anyone who wants to quit tobacco make that choice without any financial burden,” Kevin Fowler, System Chief Executive Officer of EASTAR, said in a media release.

 

Called ‘Freedom from Smoking’ the program was developed by the American Lung Association. There will be two separate class sessions; one for EASTAR staff, volunteers and medical staff and one for anyone in the community who is interested in quitting smoking. Each class is an eight-week program that is being offered in partnership with the Muskogee County Health Department.

 

The eight-week smoking cessation program for the community will be offered on the health system’s East campus, 2900 N. Main St. from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday evenings March 7-May 2. There will be no class March 21.

 

There is a limit if 15 participants in each class. Those interested are encouraged to register early.

 

Information: (918) 684-2363.

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