On Tuesday, June 3, Centennial Medical Center will begin a new 8-class smoking cessation series called “Quit Smoking Now.” The classes will be held from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Thomas F. Frist, Sr., Heart Wellness Center.

The class addresses the reasons you smoke and helps you develop a personalized plan for quitting. Led by instructors professionally trained by the American Lung Association, the classes create a supportive environment with an emphasis on long-term freedom from smoking, with each participant developing an individual plan for quitting. This group approach uses positive thinking, alternate behaviors, one-on-one help, rewards and group support. The classes also include the latest skills for stress management, weight control, assertive communication and exercise—skills to help participants succeed.

Registration is required as space is limited; persons may call TriStar MedLine at 342-1919 or 1-800-242-5662 for more information or to sign-up.  For people who choose to register for the program, seven classes will follow the orientation program. The cost for the full program is $50, which is fully refunded to participants who complete all eight classes.

Centennial Medical Center, part of the TriStar Family of Hospitals, is a 614-bed tertiary facility accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Centennial Medical Center has been recognized as one of the country's 100 Top Hospitals in cardiovascular medicine, stroke service, orthopaedics, and breast cancer management. For more information, call TriStar MedLine at 615-342-1919 or 800-242-5662.