The Edmond Sun

January 8, 2013

UCO to offer 'Freedom From Smoking' program


Special to The Sun

EDMOND — For those who resolved to quit smoking in the new year, the University of Central Oklahoma will offer some assistance through the American Lung Association’s “Freedom from Smoking” program, an eight-session educational program developed to help smokers quit smoking, starting Jan. 23 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Wellness Center, Room 104.

The sessions will be facilitated by Susan Adair, certified American Lung Association “Freedom from Smoking” facilitator, and will be held each Wednesday at noon until the session has been completed.

To aid in the quitting process, participants will receive educational tools and support, a program resource book and a 12-week supply of nicotine gum.

The program is sponsored by Central’s Healthy Campus Initiative, in partnership with Mercy Clinic at UCO.

The program is open to the public and costs $10. Participants must register for the course by Jan. 14 and space is limited.

To register or receive more information, contact Brittney Criswell at 974-2320 or bcriswell@uco.edu.