FREE quit smoking class tonight!

HCA Intern

Do you need help quitting smoking? Join us tonight at 7 pm at Lawrence Memorial Hospital for a free smoking cessation class. It will be downstairs and there will be signs directing you to the room. Hope to see you there! http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/mar/19/251532/

Health Screenings

Toni Argueta, Pharm.D.

Why wait until after the New Year to get healthy? Why not plan ahead and take the steps that may save your life today. Hy-Vee on 6th Street will be hosting *Stroke Detection Plus* on December 28th from 9am to 4:30pm. Stroke Detection offers 4 life saving screenings; **stroke screening** ...

LMH educator provides information, advice on smoking cessation

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/users/kbritt/photos/2010/nov/18/202807/ Aynsley Anderson, community education coordinator at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, answered questions about smoking cessation today during an online chat. She provided local and state resources that are available. She also discussed how to help loved ones who smoke. To read the transcript of the chat, click [here on WellCommons.com][1]. ...

State health officer offers advice on how to quit smoking

Karrey Britt

Dr. Jason Eberhart-Phillips, state health officer, offered words of encouragement for smokers in his column on Nov. 12. “Quitting isn’t easy, but most smokers who persist eventually succeed. Former smokers in the United States now outnumber current smokers, and the gap is widening each year,” he said. More than 45 ...

Leo Center wellness coordinator helping smokers quit by focusing on individual needs

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2010/nov/16/202711/ Debra Beurman wishes she had never picked up a cigarette when she was 13. "It's a nasty a habit," she said. "It's expensive. It stinks. It's such a hard thing to break." But she's come a long way during the past month. She went from smoking a pack and ...

KDHE offers FREE phone, online services to help Kansans kick the smoking habit

Karrey Britt

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2010/jun/27/193983/ The [Kansas Department of Health and Environment][1] has added on online component to its phone-based tobacco cessation counseling services. The [Kansas Tobacco Quitline][2] —**1-800-QUIT-NOW** — provides counseling and support materials based on individuals’ readiness to quit. Web Coach, the new online component, is designed to complement and enhance the ...

Newsmaker health: Frank Day, crossing guard and easy-breathing nonsmoker

Mark Fagan

Here’s another entry in my ongoing “Newsmaker health” series, featuring quick descriptions of health-oriented decisions made by folks encountered during my reporting. Today’s subject is Frank Day, a school crossing guard for students making their way both to and from Deerfield and Quail Run schools. http://wellcommons.com/videos/2010/oct/06/33030/ - Who: Frank Day, ...

Medicare will pay for stop-smoking counseling

Jane Stevens

From MedPage Today, [Emily Walker provides the good news][1] that Medicare will cover smoking-cessation counseling. It already covers prescription medication. > Of the 46 million Americans who smoke, > about 4.5 million are Medicare > beneficiaries over age 65, and another > million receive Medicare benefits > because of a ...

Nicotine Anonymous support group starting in Lawrence

Karrey Britt

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2010/jun/27/193983/ A former smoker is starting a [Nicotine Anonymous][1] support group in Lawrence. It is **FREE** and open to anyone — smokers, former smokers and/or loved ones of smokers. The only requirement for membership is the desire to be free of nicotine. **The group will meet:** • at 6 p.m. ...

New study about nicotine replacement

Ursula Rothrock

Researchers are constantly looking for ways to make quitting easier for smokers. In a new study they used nicotine replacement (patches, gum, etc.) before the participants quit to see if that would have any impact. [Read the article here.][1] > In theory, this tactic could help by familiarizing smokers with ...

Well Im Over 3 Weeks In

Charlie Leifer

Well, I'm over 3 weeks in and while it hasn't been easy, I can also say that it's not been as hard as other times I've tried to quit. I think this is partly because other times I've tried to quit I either worked outside or worked places where everybody ...

How Does One Quit With An

Karrey Britt

How does one quit with another smoker in the house? My mom is seeking much-needed advice. She is using patches and doing well at work. But, is having trouble when she gets home. My dad and her have a ritual of sitting down at the table, talking about their day, ...

The only way to quit smoking is to quit smoking

Charlie Leifer

I've started this group to help people who smoke find encouragement to quit. For many people quitting smoking is difficult - something I know from experience as I've tried and failed several times. Besides the chemical addiction to nicotine, there are also all the behavioral, social and psychological habits that ...

Helpful websites

* [Stop Smoking][1], the ultimate resource. * [American Lung Association][2] * [Why should I quit?][3] * [Benefits of quitting][4] The American Lung Association has a toll-free helpline where you can call an expert: 1-800-548-8252. [1]: http://www.smokefree.gov/ [2]: http://www.lungusa.org/stop-smoking/ [3]: http://www.lungusa.org/stop-smoking/how-to-quit/why-quit/ [4]: http://www.lungusa.org/stop-smoking/how-to-quit/why-quit/benefits-of-quitting/

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