Freedom From Smoking

Community-based Freedom From Smoking group clinics will help you learn how to overcome your tobacco addiction so you can enjoy the benefits of better health, extra money in your pocket and healthier relationships.

You'll learn about: medicines that can help you stop smoking; lifestyle changes that make quitting easier; preparing for quit day; managing stress; avoiding weight gain; developing a new self-image; how to stay smokefree for good.

The Freedom From Smoking clinic provides a group setting for adults to work through the quitting process. There are eight group sessions led by an expert who understands how hard it is for smokers to quit. This may sound like a lot of time, but research has proven that the more time a smoker spends in a supportive situation, the more likely he or she is to succeed. People who use the program are six times more likely to be smokefree for one year than those who quit on their own.

NOTE: The session running March 11 through April 22 will meet on Mondays with the addition of one Wednesday meeting on April 3.

Emerson Hospital: Lovejoy Conference Room


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Claire Rindenello

Claire Rindenello RRT, is the coordinator of Emerson Hospital's Pulmonary Rehabilitation program. As a facilitator of the Freedom from Smoking program, Claire will educate and assist participants in overcoming their tobacco addiction. Claire is also a professional flutist who performs and teaches locally.