Jameson Hospital Joins With The State Offering "Freedom From Smoking" Program

Date: 05/18/2012

New Castle, PA ·May 18, 2012 - If you or a loved one is ready to quit using tobacco, help is available. Jameson Hospital -- in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Northwest Pennsylvania Tobacco Control Program -- are offering a free, six-session Quit Smoking Program. The first session begins Tuesday May, 24th.

The Program series consists of six, one-hour sessions on May 24th, May 31st, June 4th, June 12th, June 14th, and June 19th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Jameson Hospital South Campus, 1000 South Mercer Street, New Castle, PA 16101 in the Administrative Conference Room on the first floor.

“’Freedom from Smoking’ is an accredited program developed and delivered by the American Lung Association. This is a proven program to end tobacco addiction, and we are very pleased to offer this free program to the residents of our local region,” comments Charlane Verdi, RN, BSN, Director of Staff and Community Education at Jameson Hospital.

Also available is the Enough Snuff Program.  Smokeless tobacco, often referred to as "spit," "snuff," or "chew," contains 2,000 chemicals, 28 of which have been found to cause cancer.

There is no charge for participation in the program. Register by calling Jameson Hospital’s Community Education at 724.656.4270. And learn more about other helpful wellness programs available at Jameson Hospital by visiting www.jamesonhealth.org/wellness.