* Class begins Wednesday, January 10,
at Mid Coast Hospital

If you are a smoker or tobacco chewer, there is a pretty good chance that you might want to quit for a variety of health and social benefits. 70 percent of smokers say they want to quit, and each individual knows what reasons are most important to them.

To get help to quit, now is the time to sign up for a four evening program on “Tobacco Cessation” to be held Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, and 31, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Mid Coast Hospital. For more information or to register call Marla Davis at 373-6586.

“The more support you have, the better chances you have of quitting,” says Davis, a registered nurse and certified tobacco treatment specialist.

Often it takes several attempts to quit, so trying before without complete success should not discourage anyone from calling. In fact, the support of a class can be just what is needed to greatly increase one’s chances for success this time.

The content of the course will be adapted to meet the needs of those attending to get them ready to quit, to recognize the pitfalls of past attempts, and to find the support necessary for success. Included in the course is information about medications to support quitting and how to prevent relapsing.