Free Quit Tobacco and Nicotine Classes for Moms-to-Be and Others
Three new classes are being offered in May to help people quit tobacco and nicotine for good!
Moms and Moms-to-Be can get the special help they need on four weekly Wednesdays, from May 2 through 23, 11 a.m. to 12 noon at Tamarac, 1401 W. Main Street, Fremont. Free smoothies and day passes to Tamarac, plus free child watch at Tamarac Tree House, are special offers to those who attend the classes.Others who wish to quit cigarettes, chew, e-cigs or other nicotine addictions can come to four weekly classes offered in Newaygo or Fremont:
Tuesdays, May 1 through 22, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Tamarac, 1401 W. Main Street, Fremont; or
Wednesdays, May 2 through 23, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at The Stream, 1 State Road, Newaygo.
The classes are free and are run by Sally Wagoner, RN, Tobacco Treatment Specialist at Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial.
“The four weekly classes will give the information, motivation, tools and help you need to quit,” states Sally Wagoner. “However, I encourage everyone to continue for another 4 weeks after these classes, to make sure you get the support you need during those first important weeks of quitting.”
“I also meet with people one on one, or even with families and couples to help them quit, if these classes do not work out for them. I am dedicated and very eager to help anyone quit the deadly nicotine addiction.”
Smoking tobacco causes more preventable chronic diseases and death than any other daily lifestyle behavior. This includes over 12 kinds of cancers, emphysema and COPD (chronic obstructive lung disease), heart disease and stroke, among others. Plus mothers-to-be who smoke can contribute to premature birth of their baby, increased infections and higher SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) rates in their newborns.
Even e-cigarettes are dangerous to those who vape and to those around them. The vape from e-cigs is not just water vapor, but a combination of small particles and toxic fumes from the flavors and additives in the e-juice, some of which are cancer causing. The e-devices are not federally controlled, so many of them do not list their ingredients, plus there have been many cases of them blowing up and igniting while in use.
“I want to help people live long and healthy lives free of nicotine and tobacco addiction,” added Ms. Wagoner. “And I want them to have the added bonus of saving money that can be used for other important things in their lives.”
Pre-registration is needed for the classes. To sign up, or for more information, contact Sally Wagoner, RN, TTS: 231.924.7589; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.