The Tri-Cities Cancer Center will host two free Tobacco Cessation classes on 1/15 and 1/27. This program will help participants identify triggers, come up with ways to beat them, discuss the use of stress reduction and nicotine replacement therapy. First time participants will be offered the choice of nicotine replacement patches or nicotine gum (while supplies last).
Reservations for these classes can be made online at www.tccancer.org (see our Event Calendar page to register online) or by calling (509) 737-3427. Class size is limited. Individuals may register up until the day of the class.
“Tobacco use has so many adverse health effects. The Cancer Center’s Tobacco Cessation Program is a valuable tool for local healthcare providers who are encouraging their patients to quit smoking,” states Dr. Juno Choe, Radiation Oncologist at the Cancer Center.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the health effects from cigarette smoking account for nearly one of every five deaths, each year in the United States. “If nobody smoked, one of every three cancer deaths would not happen. Smoking causes an estimated 90% of all lung cancer deaths in men and women. More women die from lung cancer each year than from breast cancer.”
The Tri-Cities Cancer Center, a partnership of Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Lourdes Health Network, Trios Health and the Tri-Cities Community, opened its doors in 1994 as a freestanding non-profit cancer treatment facility. To learn more about the Tri-Cities Cancer Center and how you might become involved, visit us online at www.tccancer.org.