UAMS to Offer 7-Week Freedom from Smoking Group Starting Aug. 28

LITTLE ROCK –A free seven-week program sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is ready to help smokers kick the habit.

The small-group Freedom from Smoking program will be offered from 5:30-7 p.m. for seven Tuesdays starting Aug. 28 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, Freedom from Smoking 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.