Delta County Memorial Hospital's cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation department kicked off a six-week tobacco cessation program during September. The program was designed to help individuals recognize triggers and to work on ways to get through each situation. Many of the participants were able to set a quit date and successfully quit throughout the remainder of the class.
The 11 participants in the tobacco cessation class dedicated an hour every Monday evening for six weeks to overcome their tobacco addiction. Participants worked on envisioning a life without tobacco, behavioral changes and most importantly provided each other with needed support and encouragement. During the six-week program, 67 percent of participants either quit or reduced their tobacco use.
"The fellowship is super important; the human element is necessary. I already took steps to quit and I am hopeful I will succeed. This class was so helpful," stated a graduate of the program.
Delta County Memorial Hospital plans to host another six-week tobacco cessation program beginning Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. in classroom A in the main hospital building. Please call Shelly at 970-874-2420 to register and/or for more information.