Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Make a Commitment to Quit Smoking

GREENVILLE (Ohio) - Wayne HealthCare Pulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist Linda Fridley poses with free turkey winner Lisa Jeffers of Winchester, IN.

The Wayne HealthCare 2014 Great American Smokeout event on November 20th gave local smokers the chance to join other across the U.S. in taking steps to start living a tobacco free life. Whether you stopped by the awareness table to make a pledge to quit or made a self commitment you’re taking important steps toward a healthier life.

The observance was started by the American Cancer Society in the 1970’s and has since helped change the nation’s perception of tobacco use. The day has been used to draw awareness to the health risks associated with tobacco and secondhand smoke, even leading to many state and local regulations.

Individuals who talked with our pulmonary rehabilitation staff about programs or reasons to quit using tobacco were encouraged to make a pledge. Individuals were also entered into our “Quit Cold Turkey” drawing to win a free turkey for Thanksgiving.

“It is our goal every year during the month of November to make our community more aware of COPD and encourage our community to stop smoking, even for just one day,” said Linda Fridley, pulmonary rehabilitation specialist at Wayne HealthCare.

For more information about the Wayne HealthCare Lifestyle Enhancement Center (LEC) which includes pulmonary rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation, healing hearts clinic, blood pressure clinic and tobacco cessations programs please call (937) 547-5917.

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