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Let Us Help You Quit Tobacco

Published on Thursday, June 07, 2018
Do you want to quit smoking and live a healthier life for you and your family? Consider joining the Freshstart® Tobacco Cessation program through the American Cancer Society.

With the help of certified facilitators through McLaren Northern Michigan, this low-cost 4-week program meets one hour a week covering topics that will help participants increase motivation to quit, learn effective approaches for quitting and guide them in making a successful quit attempt through information, activities, and discussion, including:

• Motivational intervention activities
• Practical counseling and problem solving skills
• Social Support
• Education about medication and approaches to quitting

The next class will be held in Petoskey on July 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the John & Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center located at 820 Arlington Avenue, Petoskey.

The fee is $25 and preregistration is required. For more information or to register for the Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation program at McLaren Northern Michigan, please call (800) 248-6777 or enroll online at

Future Class Dates - Petoskey and Cheboygan
Cheboygan Community Medical Center
740 S. Main Street • Cheboygan
August 6, 13, 20, 27
October 1, 8, 15, 22
November 26, December 3, 10, 17

John and Marnie Demmer Wellnes Pavilion and Dialysis Center
820 Arlington Avenue, Petoskey
September 10, 17, 24, October 1
November 5, 12, 19, 26

An additional resource includes the Michigan Tobacco QuitLine at (800) QUIT.NOW.