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Help others quit smoking: Freedom From Smoking Facilitator Training set for Kingsport HRC on March 23

Friday, March 3, 2017

Help others quit smoking: Freedom From Smoking Facilitator Training set for Kingsport HRC on March 23

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Mountain States Health Alliance Health Resources Center (HRC) will host the American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking Facilitator Training at Indian Path Medical Center on March 23, allowing anyone interested in becoming a facilitator to earn certification.

The class will be held in the conference meeting room at Indian Path from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Classes are usually held in Nashville, so by making this available in Kingsport, the HRC will help participants save on travel expenses.

This certification is for people who want to facilitate smoking cessation groups or provide smoking cessation education through their work or through churches or community groups.

The American Lung Association has been helping people quit smoking for more than 35 years through the Freedom From Smoking program. Ranked as one of the most effective programs in the country, Freedom From Smoking has helped hundreds of thousands of people quit smoking for good and is now available in a variety of formats. Training the facilitators is a critical part of this program.

Spaces are limited, so preregistration is required. There is a registration fee of $350 for the class.

For more information, contact Laurel McKinney, HRC manager, at McKinneyLJ@msha.com or 423-857-7981.

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