ACH, NBI to hold healthy classes next month, March

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Is your New Year’s resolution to quit smoking?  The North Baldwin Rural Health Network (NBRHN) and Atmore Community Hospital are offering classes to help you reach your goals and become a healthier YOU in 2019.

NBRHN offers health education programs to help our community become the healthiest in America.  The Network is funded by a Health Resource Services Administration (HRSA) Network Development grant and has successfully expanded the availability of healthcare resources in our community over the past several years.  For more information on the NBRHN and its programs, visit our website at

Atmore Community Hospital and North Baldwin Infirmary are network member sites offering the American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking program to the community to help you get healthy and quit smoking for good.

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Smoking is a key risk factor for many chronic diseases. To aid smokers in their journey to quit, the Network provides smoking cessation classes led by certified Freedom from Smoking facilitators in Atmore and Bay Minette. The American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking program has a proven track record for helping people quit smoking even if they have been unsuccessful in the past.

Participants learn how to overcome tobacco addiction and start enjoying the benefits of better health. The 8-session program uses a small group setting with fun, interactive learning to help participants achieve their goal to quit smoking.  The dates for each session are Feb. 26, Mar 5, 12, 19, 21, 26, Apr. 2, 9.  Attendance to all sessions is strongly encouraged.

If you have ever had the desire to quit or if you suffer from a health condition that is made worse by your smoking, please make plans to attend.  You may come alone or with a spouse or support person.  After you complete the class our trained facilitators can provide ongoing support for up to 12 months to ensure your continued success.