April 6, 2016

Freedom From Smoking Program to Begin May 18 at UAMS

LITTLE ROCK – Anyone ready to quit smoking is invited to participate in a free seven-week program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

Freedom from Smoking will meet from 4-5:30 p.m. for seven Wednesdays beginning May 18 in the UAMS College of Public Health, Room 3/204.logo - Freedom from Smoking for web

To register, contact certified tobacco treatment specialist Pat Franklin, APRN, at (501) 944-5934 or plfranklin@uams.edu.

The fourth week will include one additional session. There is no cost to participate and free parking is available.

Participants receive one-on-one support, hear first-hand stories from former smokers, and get information on how to manage stress, avoid weight again and stay smoke free for life.

Since it was introduced by the American Lung Association (ALA) almost 30 years ago, the Freedom from Smoking program has helped more than a million Americans end their addiction to nicotine. The program is offered by the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and uses materials provided by the ALA.