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QuitCore returns to stop tobacco use

QuitCore, a free Alberta Health Services tobacco-cessation program that provides tools and support to help people build a tobacco-free lifestyle, returns this month to Lethbridge.
QuitCore will be held on six consecutive Tuesdays from 5:30-7 p.m., starting Feb. 12 in the community room at London Drugs, 1240 Second Ave. A North.
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.
The end of each class includes an optional walk or run.
There are many health benefits to regular physical activity, including reduced risk of chronic conditions and premature death.
Evidence also shows that physical activity can help reduce nicotine cravings.
Call 1-866-710-7848 to register. More information is also available at www.albertaquits.ca.
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.

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