Archive | September 17, 2018

FREE Smoking Cessation Classes

Are you trying to quit smoking? Lexington Medical Center is pleased to offer a series of FREE smoking cessation classes to members of our community who want to kick the smoking habit for good.

The classes, offered at the hospital’s community medical centers around Lexington County, meet once each week for two hours and last eight weeks. The Freedom from Smoking program is open to anyone who wants to quit smoking, and because of a generous grant from the Lexington Medical Center Foundation, there is no cost to participate.

Here are the upcoming class dates:
Mondays: September 17 – November 5, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Lexington Medical Center Lexington

Tuesdays: September 25 – November 13, 2018
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Lexington Medical Center Batesburg Leesville

To sign up, call Lexington Medical Center Lexington’s Cardiac Rehabilitation department at (803) 358 – 6180 and select Option 1. Participants must register in advance.

Tobacco cessation facilitators who have training from the American Lung Association lead the classes.

Since its inception, 51% of the people who completed the smoking cessation program through Lexington Medical Center have quit smoking. That’s significantly above the national average of 17 to 23 percent. The classes provide helpful tips for quitting.

The program doesn’t end with the completion of the eight-week course. The clinicians leading the classes check on each participant at 30-, 90-, 180- and 365-day intervals for the first year.