Waiting For A Good Time To Quit? Tamarac Offers Incentive With Classes
For smokers resolving to kick tobacco in 2017, Tamarac is offering a way to help them stay tobacco-free: one free month of membership with its quit tobacco classes.
People who sign up for an eight-week course on how to kick the tobacco habit and attend two classes in a row will get a free month’s membership.
“The evidence shows that people who engage in physical activity while trying to quit smoking have a higher success rate and that’s why we want to help people improve their chances of success through a membership at Tamarac,” said Sally Wagoner, RN, BSN, who is certified to lead courses designed to help people quit tobacco. “We’re really excited to...
...help people in our community get on the road to wellness and take charge of their health. Our courses are informative and designed to increase chances of success.”
The first eight-session Freedom from Smoking course begins January 11 and ends February 22. More will be added in 2017, with schedules to be announced. The $25 Freedom from Smoking program includes courses, workbooks and a DVD. A membership at Tamarac is typically $56 a month.
At 26 percent, Newaygo County has among the highest rates of smoking in Michigan, where the state average is 22 percent, according to District Health Department #10, which covers 10 counties including Newaygo County. Nearly 30 percent of pregnant women in Newaygo County smoke, compared with around 21 percent statewide, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Quitting smoking is the single most effective action a person can take to prevent at least 12 types of cancer, including cancer of the mouth, lung, stomach, bladder and prostate, health experts say. When a pregnant woman quits smoking, she significantly reduces the likelihood of premature birth, birth defects and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS – all conditions linked to tobacco use by the mother.
To learn more, contact Wagoner at 231.924.7589 or email firstname.lastname@example.org