Free smoking cessation program begins today at Brooks Hospital

For those seeking tools to help them with smoking cessation, registration for an upcoming four-part series is now under way in Dunkirk.

HealthQuest WNY is an initiative of Lake Erie Regional Health System of New York designed to provide health and wellness information, resources and support to the community. Starting today, HealthQuest WNY will host the tobacco cessation education program at 7 p.m. in the first floor Medical Library at Brooks Memorial Hospital. The program continues each Tuesday on Oct. 29, Nov. 5 and 12. The public is invited and all sessions are free.

The presentation, “Beat The Pack: Ready To Quit Smoking? We Can Help You Quit!” is an evidence-based program to give tobacco users the tools and information needed to live healthier, tobacco-free lives. Featured speaker is Theresa Schrantz, LPN, Certified Tobacco Cessation Educator and member of the Southern Tier Tobacco Action Coalition. Her presentation will address reasons to quit smoking, coping with the urge to smoke, motivation to quit and stay tobacco-free and the long-term health and financial benefits.

For more information or to sign up, call 363-7293 or email tschrantz@brookshospital.org. Reservations are recommended but not required. Brooks Memorial Hospital is located at 529 Central Ave.in Dunkirk.