Garnet Health, formerly Greater Hudson Valley Health System, has partnered with the American Lung Association to host a virtual ‘Freedom from Smoking’ Workshop. 

Presented by Garnet Health’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and Community Health Department, the course will take place weekly on Tuesday’s beginning, March 23, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with one additional session on Thursday, April 8.   

The American Lung Association’s ‘Freedom from Smoking’ Workshop is an evidence-based  program that uses techniques based on pharmacological and psychological principles and methods designed to help tobacco users gain control over their behavior and break their addiction. Over the course of 7 weeks, participants will learn about their smoking habit, build a quit plan and learn how to stay smoke-free. 

These sessions are facilitated by Elyse Carroll, BSRT, CTTS, Manager of Garnet Health’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and Tobacco Treatment Specialist. She will lead the group with ongoing support and counseling sessions that are vital for success in maintaining freedom from smoking. Attendees will learn about medications that can assist with smoking cessation, lifestyle changes to manage stress and tips to avoid weight gain. 

The cost to participate in this course is $25. To register, please call 1-888-321-6762.

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Garnet Health is a New York State, not-for-profit Corporation headquartered in Middletown, New York, approximately 60 miles northwest of New York City.

As the corporate parent of Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Urgent Care, Garnet Health Foundation and Garnet Health Foundation – Catskills, Garnet Health is dedicated to developing specialty services, medical programs and needed healthcare services that allow residents to remain close to home to receive quality care. Providing healthcare to approximately 450,000 residents in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties, Garnet Health was designed to improve the quality, stability and efficiency of healthcare services in the mid-Hudson and Catskill region. Garnet Health provides services by more than 4,000 employed professionals and over 850 medical staff members and is recognized by Ethisphere as one of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies. An academic affiliate of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Garnet Health retains compassionate professionals who continually strive toward the hospital’s mission to improve the health of our community by providing exceptional health care.

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