We want to help you be a quitter in 2015. Here’s why:
People can gain 10 or more years of life by quitting tobacco. Quitting is the single best thing tobacco users can do for their length and quality of life.
As a health educator, it’s a privilege to be a part of people’s quit journey when they attend the Courage to Quit classes at Athens Regional. I love hearing people say how much better they feel after they quit. All the participants in the September class left the last session tobacco-free. I was thrilled to get the email below from one of them:
“When I have ‘quit’ in the past it felt good. But it was more like I was counting the days that I had been without smoking and almost subconsciously realizing that I would be back on the cigs. Today’s epiphany that I had feels so much more like LIBERATION than anything else. I feel like I’ve shaken the burden of cigarettes and the last two days have just felt amazing mentally and physically. Clear, sharp thinking and I can already tell that I’m breathing better after stopping cold turkey this past Sunday around 8 p.m. Thanks once again for your time, support and sweet spirit.”
Courage to Quit classes are 4 one-hour sessions. They’re designed for people who are ready to quit during the sessions. We talk about tools for quitting and for managing stress without tobacco.
Everyone knows smoking is bad for you. Courage to Quit has a positive focus giving people structure and support to turn their desire to be tobacco-free into a concrete quit plan.
Register for Courage to Quit
Are you ready to quit? Our next Courage to Quit session is Tuesday evenings in February. The first class is Feb. 3. Call 706-475-1029 to register.