Of course, quitting an addictive substance is never easy, but one local business is chipping in to help some folks get started on the path to a smoke-free future. Daoist Traditions in Asheville, which specializes in Chinese medicine, if offering free ear acupuncture on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. "By calming the nervous system and promoting a sense of well-being, acupuncture helps to deal with anxiety and agitation, which in turn makes it possible to deal with the cravings," says a statement announcing the offer.
Anyone interested should RSVP at 225-2993. Daoist Traditions is at 382 Montford Ave.
And whether of not you make it to the acupuncture session, the American Cancer Society welcomes calls -- on Nov. 20 or any other day -- on its free Quitline. Call (800) 277-2345 to speak with a trained counselor and receive free, confidential counseling.