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    Tarrant County Residents Quit Nicotine for the New Year

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Kelly Hanes

    Senior Public Information Officer

    Tarrant County Public Health

    817-321-5306 direct

     

    Tarrant County Residents Quit Nicotine for the New Year

    Freedom From Smoking® program a key support for New Year’s resolutions

     

    January 5, 2015 (Tarrant County, TX) – Through the American Lung Association, Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) is offering a free program for residents to quit smoking and become nicotine-free.

    Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. According to national studies, it is likely that more than half of all current smokers in Tarrant County tried to quit in the past year but failed.

    “So many people will try and quit on their own,” said Keisha Leatherman, Tobacco Cessation Program Supervisor. “Research shows the key to beating the addiction is being supported through the process, and our free smoking cessation program is here to support you every step of the way.”

    The four-week Freedom From Smoking® program addresses the key issues of managing stress, nicotine withdrawal, weight control and long-term strategies for maintaining a smoke-free lifestyle.

    Support groups are available to help residents accomplish their goals and participants can meet with counselors in person or by phone.

    The Freedom From Smoking® program is offered in both English and Spanish.

    For more information, contact TCPH at smokefree@tarrantcounty.com or 817-321-4976.

     

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    News release date: January 05, 2015