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For release: March 7, 2014

Amy Kilgore 330.344.6014, amy.kilgore@akrongeneral.org
Kelly Ward-Smith 330.344.1681, kelly.wardsmith@akrongeneral.org

Akron General offers smoking cessation classes
Resolve to quit smoking – for the ones you love

Akron General is pleased to offer a free six-week smoking cessation class using the American Lung Association’s “Freedom From Smoking” Program. Taught by Tobacco Treatment Specialists, the group sessions feature a step-by-step plan for quitting smoking. Each session is designed to help smokers gain control over their behavior. The format encourages participants to work on the process and problems of quitting both individually and as part of a group. The class will meet on Tuesdays, March 25 – April 29, with an additional class on April 17, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Akron General Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation, Staff Development Classroom, 330 Broadway St. East, Cuyahoga Falls. The class size is limited, so advance registration is required. To register, please call 330-344-2462.


About Akron General Health System
Akron General Health System is a not-for-profit health care organization that has been improving the health and lives of the people and communities it serves since 1914. Akron General Health System includes: Akron General Medical Center, a 532-bed teaching and research medical center, and Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute, the area’s largest provider of rehabilitation services; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group, the Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Lodi Community Hospital, Community Health Centers and other companies; Akron General Community Health Ventures, which includes Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates; and Akron General Foundation. Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked Akron General Medical Center as the fifth best hospital in Ohio. In 2013, the American Nurses Association bestowed the prestigious “Magnet” status on the more that 1,000 nurses from Akron General Medical Center, Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute and the Health System’s Health & Wellness Centers. For more information about Akron General Health System, visit www.akrongeneral.org.



Akron General Medical Center • 1 Akron General Avenue (Formerly 400 Wabash Avenue) • Akron, OH 44307 • 330-344-6000 • 1-800-221-4601    © 2014 Akron General Health System
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