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Smoking cessation classes being offered

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Clay County Health Department, 1214 E. National Ave., Brazil, will offer free smoking cessation programs.

The next program is 5-7 p.m., March 23, at the health department's office building.

The 10-week program meets every week.

The first session lasts about two hours. Educational information is given with incentives and support.

Nicotine patches are available with prescription.

For further information, call the health department at 448-9019.

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While I'm sure these methods help curb the nicotine addiction, I wonder why ALL avenues of treatment aren't offered, such as "auricular therapy"?

I've witnessed numerous 2-5 pack/day smokers quit using the auricular method than a nicotine patch (which some smoke with the patch still on!).

My advice is to check out alternative methods, if you're SERIOUS about quitting smoking. Here is a link about Auricular Therapy.


Best of luck and applause to those who want to quit smoking!

-- Posted by Emmes on Thu, Mar 4, 2010, at 12:32 PM

** One more thing. If you think Auricular Therapy is expensive, think again. Some programs (St Louis has one) offers a 1-time treatment for $100 (2 cartons?); some others (Indy area) offer a 6-week course for $250.

Can you really put a price on your health? Add up how much you spend on smokes for a month or a year. How often are you sick throughout the year? Are you on medication (smoking related) now?

It's worth it. Believe me.

-- Posted by Emmes on Thu, Mar 4, 2010, at 12:35 PM

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