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Space available for smoking-cessation classes

Published: Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 11:45 p.m. CDT

CRYSTAL LAKE – It’s not too late to sign up for adult quit-smoking classes offered through the McHenry County Department of Health and Centegra Health System.

The seven-week class begins Tuesday and meets at the Department of Health’s Crystal Lake office, 100 N. Virginia St. 

A $25 course fee, payable at the first class, is refundable if all sessions are attended. Class members also will receive a free three-day pass to Centegra’s Health Bridge Fitness Center.

Classes will teach practical ways to end nicotine addiction through group support and behavior modification. It also will review nicotine replacement products that are currently on the market.

The health department reports that between 70 percent and 75 percent of class participants have quit smoking by the end of the program, when used in combination with smoking-cessation medication.

For information and to register, call 877-236-8347 or visit www.mcdh.info.

To speak with a counselor immediately, call the Illinois Tobacco Quitline at 866-784-8937.

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