Fulton Board of Health Offers FREE “Stop Smoking” Classes in October | Print |

Interested Fulton County Residents Should Sign Up Now

First 8-Session Course Begins Oct. 5th

                      Fulton County residents who need help kicking the smoking habit can now get that help for free!   Beginning October 5th, the Fulton County Board of Health’s Office of Community Health Education is making available—at no cost to participants—the evidence-based Freedom From Smoking® program created by the American Lung Association.   In the 37 years it’s been in existence, the ALA program has helped hundreds of thousands of people begin to live smoke-free lives.  

                      Over the next year, the Fulton County Board of Health will hold four of the 8-session programs throughout the county—the first at the Center for Health and Rehabilitation, 265 Boulevard, Atlanta, GA   30312, from 11:00am to 12:30pm, Thursday, October 5, 2017.   The schedule is as follows:

                                      Session Topic


  Session 1 – Thinking About Quitting

                     October 5, 2017

  Session 2 – On the Road to Freedom

                     October 12, 2017

  Session 3 – Wanting to Quit

                     October 17, 2017

  Session 4 – Quit Day

                     October 19, 2107

  Session 5 -- Winning Strategies

                     October 26, 2017

  Session 6 – The New You

                     November 2, 2017

  Session 7 – Staying Off

                     November 9, 2017

  Session 8 -- Celebration

                     November 16, 2017

The dangers of smoking are widely known.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking causes about 90% of all lung cancer deaths and 80% of all deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).   This habit kills more women each year than breast cancer and increases the risk of contracting heart disease, stroke and many other ailments.   The CDC says since 1964 some 2.5 - million nonsmokers have died from health problems caused by exposure to secondhand smoke.

 Smoking remains on the decline nationwide and the percentage of smokers in Fulton County (13%) is lower than the national average of 16.8%.     Through the Freedom From Smoking® program, the Fulton County Board of Health works to help citizens who want to quit smoking reach their goal.                              

For information on the October-November smoking cessation classes, contact Health Program Administrator Kristin Dixon:     This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 404-612-1688. The locations and schedules for future programs will be announced later.