Presence St. Mary's Hospital
“Freedom from Smoking” Program at Presence St. Mary’s Hospital

August 10, 2015 - Kankakee, IL …… Quitting smoking is the single most important step a person can take to improve the length and quality of his or her life.

Presence St. Mary’s Hospital is offering a Freedom from Smoking® program to help adult and teen smokers quit for good. The seven-week step-by-step program begins on Tuesday, September 8th and will be held every Tuesday till October 20th in Conference Room A at Presence St. Mary’s Hospital at 2:30 pm. The fee for materials is $30 per person.

Freedom from Smoking is led by a facilitator who has been trained by the American Lung Association. The curriculum includes the latest research about nicotine replacement therapy (gum, inhalers, patches, lozenges, and nasal spray) and other smoking cessation prescribed medications.

Every year in the United States, over 392,000 people die from tobacco-caused disease, making it the leading reason for preventable death. Another 50,000 people die from exposure to secondhand smoke.*

To register for the Freedom from Smoking program, call 815.937.2362. For more information, please visit our website at


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