Come to a FREE Quit Tobacco and Nicotine Class for the annual Great American Smokeout and enter to win a Thanksgiving turkey and sides! The Class is on Thursday, November 21st from 6pm-7pm at Vera’s House, 18 Justice St. Newaygo, MI. 49337.
The free class is open to the public, and is sponsored by BreatheWell Newaygo County, Headway Coalition and Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial. “We are going all out to help people quit smoking once and for all at this year’s Great American Smokeout,” stated Caitlin Schuker, BreatheWell Chairperson.
The Great American Smokeout (GASO) is an annual American Cancer Society event that inspires thousands of people to quit for the day or quit for good. You don’t have to stop smoking in one day, start with day one. By quitting tobacco and nicotine use, even for 1 day, smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing their cancer risk.
“The Great American Smokeout is the perfect time to make a plan and get the help you need to quit smoking, stop vaping, or be through with chew,” states Caitlin, who is also a Community Health Program Specialist and Tobacco Treatment Specialist at Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial.
Tobacco continues to be the single largest preventable cause of chronic disease and premature death in the world. Tobacco and nicotine use, whether from cigarettes, cigars or smokeless tobacco like chew and snus, all cause dozens of kinds of cancer, lung disease, heart attacks, circulation problems and even gum disease, cavities and tooth loss.
“Most people who successfully quit tobacco get support from a specialist who has been trained in how to help people break their nicotine addiction and smoking routines. The GASO Start Fresh planning events will help people learn about the best medications, nicotine replacement products, tools and professional help so this time they can quit for good,” added Mrs. Schucker.
People interested in learning more about quitting tobacco, chew or vaping are encouraged to attend our free “Great American Smokeout- Quit tobacco” class on November 21st. Those who attend will receive a quit booklet along with resources about local classes and coaching programs. Participants will also be entered into a drawing to win a free turkey and Thanksgiving sides.
The free GASO Quit Class will be held:
Thursday, November 21st from 6pm-7pm at Vera’s house – 18 Justice St. Newaygo, MI. 49337.
Registration is not needed to attend. For more information about these programs, call Caitlin Schucker at 231.924.7589, or email: