Long Branch, N.J. – Every year in the U.S., 480,000 people die from tobacco use or
exposure to secondhand smoke, according to the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention. To help individuals become smoke-free and lead healthier
lives, Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has teamed
up with the American Lung Association to offer the Freedom From Smoking
Group Quit Program.
The eight-week program offers a systematic approach to quitting smoking.
Led by a certified facilitator, the program covers: lifestyle changes
to make quitting easier, information on how to prepare for quit day, lessons
on how to stay smoke-free for good, and coping strategies for managing
stress and avoiding weight gain.
The Freedom From Smoking Group Quit Program will be held at the Cancer
Support Community at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue,
Suite ST-007 in Long Branch. The program is split into eight mandatory
sessions: May 19 and 26, and June 2, 9, 12, 16, 23 and 30. All sessions
take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit lung.org/ffs for more information
about the program.
To RSVP, call 732-923-6090 for schedule and information or email