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WOMEN: DO YOU WANT TO STOP SMOKING?



Have you tried again and again to stop smoking?
Are you afraid of gaining weight if you stop?
Does everyday stress make quitting seem impossible?
Is the cost of stop smoking programs a problem?

NOW THERE IS

SMOKEFREE

A PROVEN PROGRAM

DESIGNED TO HELP WOMEN

JUST LIKE YOU



WHAT IS SMOKEFREE?


Since Fall 1995, this unique free program has been successfully helping women to stop smoking and to build the skills to handle day-to-day stress without cigarettes.

Smokefree, designed by women for women, was recently recognized as an innovative health innitiative by the prestigious New England Public Health Association which highlighted the stop smoking program at its annual regional conference.



HOW DOES SMOKEFREE WORK?


Smokefree programs are held in the Spring and Fall at sites in Bridgeport, Fairfield and Stratford.

Over 12 sessions, a team of friendly and supportive female health professionals guide program participants through the diffucult process to stop smoking. Each site team is comprised of a stop smoking trainer, facilitator, dietician, and clinical social worker - all certified professionals - who lend guidance and support.

Sharing the encouragement of other women in their group, program participants learn to:

  • Stop Smoking
  • Eat a Healthy Diet
  • Limit Weight Gain
  • Increase Physical Activity
  • Cope with Day-to-Day Stress Without Cigarettes


YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS FREE PROGRAM IF YOU ARE:

  • A Woman Who Smokes
  • A Resident of Bridgeport, Fairfield, Stratford or Another Community in the Greater Bridgeport Region


HOW YOU CAN LEARN MORE:


It's easy to learn more about the program. Eaither mail in the application, send email to RYASAP, or call to make an appointment for an interview.

Up to 25 women are selected for each program. Preference is given to women who show a strong desire to quit, and the ability to commit to a 12-session program.



CALL TODAY TO SIGN UP FOR THIS FREE PROGRAM

  • Fairfield Health Deprtment: Sarah Levy, (203) 256-3150
  • Stratford Health Department: Kathy Brennan, (203) 385-4056
  • RYASAP: Jan Laster, (203) 333-3333

Smokefree is made possible by Preventive Health & Health Services Block Grants Funds trough the Department of Public Health.



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