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Enloe to host four free smoking cessation clinics Jan. 19-Feb. 4
CHICO, Calif., Jan. 12, 2010 – Enloe Medical Center is pleased to offer free Smoking Cessation Clinics starting this month. The four sessions will provide information and resource to help community members quit their nicotine addiction. The events will take place at the Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico. Reservations are not required for these free educational events.
Enloe Medical Center’s Smoking Cessation Clinics
- Jan. 19 Taken for Granted: Healthy Lungs Presented by Pulmonologist, Gerard Valcarenghi, MD*, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Jan. 21 How Marketing Affects the Choice to Smoke Presented by Shelly Brantley, MPA, Project Director, American Lung Association of California, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Jan.26 Quitting Tips & Resource Fair -- 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Educational exhibits and information, free blood pressure and pulmonary-function screenings; 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Ask the Experts panel with Mary Aram, RD, MS, CDE, Enloe Clinical Dietitian; Danny Abifadel, PharmD, Enloe Clinical Pharmacist; Linda Pearson, CCHT, Hypnotherapist; Adam Moes, Lac CMT, Acupuncturist; and Aldebra Schroll, MD*.
- Feb. 4 How Smoking and Weight Affect the Heart
Presented by Cardiologist Marcia Moore, MD*, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
*Drs. Valcarenghi, Schroll and Moore are independent licensed practitioners not employed by the
medical center. Drs. Valcarenghi and Moore are members of Enloe’s Medical Staff.
Along with supporting the public’s efforts to quit smoking, these clinics are one of the first resources being made available to Enloe Medical Center employees as the hospital prepares to become tobacco-free on Feb. 14, 2011.
The benefits to quitting smoking are numerous. According to the American Lung Association, just 12 hours after you stop smoking, the carbon monoxide level in your blood returns to normal. In two weeks to three months, your risk of heart attack begins to drop. After a year, your risk of coronary heart disease is reduced to half that of a smoker.
For more information about Enloe’s Smoking Cessation Clinics, call 332-7016. More information about quitting smoking can be found on the California Smokers’ Helpline at www.californiasmokershelpline.org or call 800.NO.BUTTS. In addition, Enloe offers a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program for people who have stopped smoking and are interested in improving their lung health and feeling better. This is a medically supervised program of exercise and education for people with lung disease. To learn more about the Enloe Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, call 332-6898.
Enloe Medical Center is a local, nonprofit health care organization. For more information, please call 530/332-7300 or visit us online at http://www.enloe.org. Enloe Medical Center is located at 1531 Esplanade Chico, Calif. 95926.