Smoking Cessation Course Facilitators Receive Training at Sullivan 180
More help available in Sullivan County to quit smoking
[FERNDALE] – Sullivan 180 is pleased to announce that, through funding from Westchester Medical Center Health PPS and in partnership with Sullivan County Public Health, Sullivan 180 recently hosted an American Lung Association Freedom from Smoking® Facilitator Training. Ten staff from a variety of health and human service agencies participated in the training.
As a result, there is more help available in Sullivan County for those struggling with tobacco addiction. According to the American Lung Association, some of the worst diseases caused by smoking are: lung cancer, COPD (chronic obstructive respiratory disease), heart disease, stroke, asthma, reproductive health harm in women, premature and low birth weight babies, diabetes, blindness, cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, and over ten other types of cancer including colon, cervix, liver, stomach and pancreatic cancer.
The agencies who now have trained facilitators for the American Lung Association Freedom from Smoking® course and are qualified to provide smoking cessation classes are: Crystal Run Health Care, Hudson Valley Community Services, Independent Living, Rehabilitation Support Services, Sullivan County Public Health Services, and the Sullivan County Department of Community Services.
Sullivan 180’s mission is to build a healthy, vibrant Sullivan County where everyone has a sense of purpose, connection to family and community and access to fresh foods and an active lifestyle.