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Alberta Health Services program helps people quit tobacco

A free program that provides tools and support to help people build a tobacco-free lifestyle, returns to Lethbridge this month.
QuitCore will be held on six consecutive Mondays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., starting Sept. 21, at Lethbridge Public Library – The Crossings Branch.
Led by trained cessation professionals, the QuitCore program teaches tobacco users how to develop a plan to quit while providing strategies to address recovery symptoms, manage stress and, ultimately, prevent relapse.
The program also connects participants with others trying to quit.
Alberta Health Services offers QuitCore in partnership with Lethbridge Public Library, the Campbell Clinic and Legacy Medical Centre-Chinook Primary Care Network.
Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of disease, disability and premature death in Alberta, causing more than 3,000 deaths each year across the province.
Many more Albertans have tobacco-related illnesses.
Alberta Health Services offers various programs and services to help Albertans quit tobacco, including telephone and on-line support services, one-on-one counselling and group cessation programs, such as QuitCore, which launched in 2008.
The program is now available in more than 20 communities across the province.
Call 1-866-710-7848 to register. More information is at www.albertaquits.ca.

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