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Castine Community Health Services to Offer Tobacco Cessation

Release Date: 02/03/2015

Blue Hill, ME - (February 3, 2015) – Castine Community Health Services, ( CCHS)  a department of Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, announces a tobacco cessation class beginning on Monday, February 23rd .   The group will meet every Monday for four weeks, ending on Monday, March 16th.  The meetings will be held at CCHS from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  All community members are welcome to join.  A book and handouts are provided free of charge.  CCHS is collecting $20 to sign up, but that money will be returned after completion of the program. 

The class, designed to help people stop using any tobacco product, is based on Daniel F. Seidman, PhD’s book Smoke Free in 30 Days.  According to Dr. Seidman “The physical addiction isn’t the highest hurdle to overcome.  The higher hurdle for many people trapped in an addiction to tobacco is the loss of emotional confidence.  Many truly believe that they need cigarettes and other tobacco products to get by in life.”  Gordana Hassett, LCSW, CADC encourages interested community members to sign up and gain knowledge, confidence and commitment to face life’s big and small stressors without cigarettes and other tobacco products.  The participants will learn the basics of quitting, how to handle personal triggers, explore medication option supporting tobacco use cessation and develop a relapse prevention plan. 

Community members interested in more information about the program should contact Castine Community Health Services at 207 326-4348.

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