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Health Department Offering Free Classes to Help Kick the Habit

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Free classes start Wednesday to help you stop smoking. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is offering the noon hour courses.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- If you're ready to stop smoking and can spare your lunch hour for the next few weeks, there's a free program that may help you quit.

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is again offering it's 7-week Freedom from Smoking program, starting Wednesday, September 11.

The classes are free to anyone, but limited in size.  They'll be held during the lunch hour, once a week for 7 weeks.

According to a news release, the classes will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Sept. 11, 18 & 27 and Oct. 2, 4, 9, 16 & 23 at the United Way of the Ozarks office, 320 N. Jefferson Ave.

The program was developed by the American Lung Association and focuses on lifestyle changes and how to stay smoke free after quitting.  To register, contact Rinda Dunn, Public Health Nurse, at (417) 864-1498 or by email at rdunn@springfieldmo.gov

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