UAMS to Sponsor Free Seven-Week Smoking Cessation Program Starting April 24

LITTLE ROCK – Smokers who are ready to kick the habit are invited to participate in a free seven-week program sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

The small-group Freedom from Smoking program will meet from 5-6:30 p.m. for seven Tuesdays starting April 24 at 900 John Barrow Road. There is no cost to participate.

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

Participants receive one-on-one support, hear first-hand stories from former smokers, and get information on nicotine replacement therapies, healthy eating habits and stress management.

Since it was introduced by the American Lung Association (ALA) almost 30 years ago, the Freedom from Smoking program has helped more than 1 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.