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CHARLES GEORGE VA MEDICAL CENTER, Asheville, NC – Rural Health Nurses from the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville will be teaching a Freedom from Tobacco course for Veterans and family members starting Jan. 9 at the Burke County Health Department, 700 E. Parker St., Morganton. The course includes eight classes over a seven week period. Dates and times are as follows:
Session 1 Thursday Jan. 9 1 – 3 p.m.
Session 2 Thursday Jan. 16 1 – 3 p.m.
Session 3 Thursday Jan. 23 1 – 3 p.m.
Session 4 Thursday Jan. 30 1 – 3 p.m.
Session 5 Monday Feb. 3 1 – 3 p.m.
Session 6 Thursday Feb. 6 1 – 3 p.m.
Session 7 Thursday Feb. 13 1 – 3 p.m.
Session 8 Thursday Feb. 20 1 – 3 p.m.
Nurses will lead participants through an American Lung Association approved plan that has been shown to help smokers and other tobacco users kick the habit. Veterans who are enrolled in VA Health Care can receive tobacco cessation medications, as appropriate. The class is also open to the community and participants do not have to be a Veteran to attend.
Quitting smoking is the single most effective thing you can do to improve your health. It is never too late to quit. In fact, older smokers are more likely to be successful than younger smokers. Enrollment in the class is limited so interested people are being urged to call (828) 298-7911, ext. 2970, as soon as possible to register.