Quit Smoking Campaign: Group offers free quit smoking sessions

January 17, 2011 9:46:16 AM PST
Health advocates are offering some encouragement to smokers who want to kick the habit in the new year.

There are many resources available to help. Just because you've tried unsuccessfully to quit smoking doesn't mean you should give up. There may be a quit method that's better suited for you, according to the Chicago Tobacco Prevention Project, a partnership between the Respiratory Health Association and the Chicago Department of Public Health.

A free, six-session group program is offered in the Chicago area for adults interested in quitting smoking. Visit QuitWinChicago.com for dates and locations of the "Courage to Quit" classes. A free telephone hotline staffed by trained counselors also is available. Call 1-866-QUIT-YES.

In February, the FDA proposed new regulations on warning labels for cigarette packaging and ads under the Family Prevention Smoking and Tobacco Control act. LungChicago.org Download FDA sample labels

Visit LungChicago.org for additional smoking cessation resources and information on upcoming Courage to Quit sessions

(RELEASE) About the Chicago Tobacco Prevention Project: In partnership with the Chicago Department of Public Health,

Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago will lead the Chicago Tobacco Prevention Project through March 2012. Funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control, the comprehensive program includes hardhitting media, outreach to vulnerable population groups and policy efforts that reduce exposure to secondhand smoke. To learn more visit: lungchicago.org.