Quitting Takes Courage

April 6th, 2018

What’s your reason to quit smoking? To save money? Breathe easier? Be a healthy role model for your children or grandchildren? You may find the reasons to quit outweigh the reasons to keep doing it. You don’t have to do it alone! Here’s a workshop to help kick the habit.

Courage to Quit® is a free adult smoking cessation program of the Respiratory Health Association delivered in a group setting. The program is led by trained SIH health professionals who provide information, practice skills, and support to help participants reach their smoke-free goals.

Courage to Quit® classes cover addiction, withdrawal, quit smoking medicines, managing cravings, avoiding triggers, the health benefits of quitting and free quitting resources. Courage to Quit® classes cover addiction, withdrawal, quit smoking medicines, managing cravings, avoiding triggers, the health benefits of quitting and free quitting resources.

The workshop includes recognizing that quitting smoking is saying goodbye to an unhealthy relationship. Helping participants prepare for their Quit Day and offering resources, tips and support for maintaining momentum is all a part of the process.

Tobacco use remains the single most avoidable cause of disease, disability and death in the US. In southern Illinois, incidence of smoking tends to be higher than any other part of our state! SIH has seen the effects of this play out in our Cancer Institute as lung cancer tends to be one of the largest diagnosed cancers in our area.

We ask you to be brave. You have it in you to quit. We’ll help along the way.

Register for Courage to Quit®

Wednesdays, April 11, 18, 25 & May 2, 9, 23 at 9:00 AM
Cancer Institute, 1400 Pin Oak Drive, Carterville

Call 866.744.2468

Guidelines to participate include:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Interested in quitting smoking
  • A willing participant

Click here for other Courage to Quit classes in the region.