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Virtual Free Freedom from Smoking Program Offered – Begins October 15

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MIDLAND, Mich. – To help smokers kick the habit, MidMichigan Health will host a virtual American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking® program this fall. The free eight-week program will be held beginning Thursday, Oct. 15 through Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Sessions will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m., via GoToMeeting™.

Designed to help smokers gain control over their behavior, each session is led by a certified American Lung Association facilitator. Attendees will be given support, encouragement and the tools to develop a plan for quitting and living a smoke-free life. Led in a group format, the program sessions help encourage attendees to work on the process and problems of quitting, individually and as part of a group.

All program materials and login information will be mailed to registrants prior to the first meeting. Participants will join the GoToMeeting from their smart phones, computer, tablet or other device with an internet connection.

Registration is required for this free program and can be completed at www.midmichigan.org/freedomfromsmoking. Those who need assistance with registration may call MidMichigan Health Line toll-free at (800) 999-3199.

MidMichigan Health is a non-profit health system, headquartered in Midland, Michigan, affiliated with Michigan Medicine, the health care division of the University of Michigan. MidMichigan Health covers a 23-county region with medical centers in Midland, Alpena, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Mt. Pleasant and West Branch. In addition to its Medical Centers, MidMichigan Health also offers both home health care and physician services, and has a strong commitment to medical education. MidMichigan Physicians Group provides urgent care and medical offices in more than 30 specialties and subspecialties including cardiology, hematology/oncology, orthopedics, vascular surgery, family medicine and more. The MidMichigan Health Foundation supports patients and families served by MidMichigan Health by raising funds for equipment, services and programs. Currently, MidMichigan has more than 8,700 employees, volunteers and physicians and other personnel, and provided more than $90 million in community benefits in fiscal year 2019.

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