According to the American Heart Association, cigarette smoking is the most important preventable cause of premature death in the United States. Cigarette smokers have a higher risk of developing chronic disorders such as:
- Coronary heart disease, which can lead to heart attack
- Lung problems such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Several types of cancer
If you’re ready to begin the process of quitting smoking, you won’t have to navigate this challenging journey alone. The Yuma County Public Health Services District and Yuma Regional Medical Center have partnered to develop a free, one and a half hour class that offers the expertise and support you need to learn how to quit smoking for good. Whether you’ve already circled a “quit by” date on your calendar or you’re just starting to explore your options to better understand nicotine’s emotional, social and physical effects, you will find this class to be well worth your time.
Smoking Cessation Support Classes are held on the first Tuesday of every month 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
At this informative class, you’ll learn:
- Why you have an addiction and how to quit.
- How smoking affects you and those around you.
- The benefits of quitting and reasons to quit.
- How to master the quitting process.
- Coping mechanisms for when relapses happen.
- Available aids for quitting such as nicotine replacement therapy.
- Other helpful resources such as ASHLine Support.
Yuma Regional Medical Center Cancer Center
Knowledge Conference Room
2375 S. Ridgeview Drive
Yuma, AZ 85264
Take the first step today on your path to a healthier lifestyle. Call 928-336-7958 to register to attend a Smoking Cessation Support class.