‘Quit smoking’ classes coming across Northern Michigan

McLaren Northern Michigan Helping With Your New Year’s Resolution to Quit Smoking

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 7 out of 10 smokers want to quit smoking, and some will choose to quit for their New Year’s resolution.

Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States, yet about 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, just under 1 in every 5 adults, and in some northern Michigan counties it is 1 out of every 4.

At McLaren Northern Michigan, a Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation class is available.

The four-week evidence-based program from the American Cancer Society is designed to help current tobacco users plan a successful quit attempt by providing essential information, skills for coping with cravings, and group support.

Classes will be held in Petoskey on January 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center at 820 Arlington Avenue.

Classes will be held in Cheboygan on February 1, 8, 15, and 22 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Cheboygan Community Medical Center at 740 S. Main Street.

The fee is $25 and preregistration is required.

For more information or to register for the Tobacco Cessation Program at McLaren Northern Michigan, please call (800) 248-6777 or enroll online at northernhealth.org

For information on services available at McLaren Northern Michigan, or to learn more about the Tobacco Cession Programs, please call (800) 248-6777 or online at northernhealth.org.

An additional resource includes the Michigan Tobacco QuitLine at (800) QUIT.NOW.

Future Class Dates

all 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center; 820 Arlington Avenue · Petoskey, Michigan

• March 7, 14, 21, 28

• May 2, 9, 16, 23

• July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1

• September 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3

• November 7, 14, 21, 28