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Smoking Cessation Class Planned for Oct. 10

Members of the Arkansas Tech University community seeking resources to help them stop smoking are invited to a free smoking cessation class hosted by the Arkansas Tech University Health and Wellness Center on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

Members of the Arkansas Tech University community seeking resources to help them stop smoking are invited to a free smoking cessation class hosted by the Arkansas Tech University Health and Wellness Center on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

Interested individuals can choose to attend either a noon-1 p.m. session or a 5-6 p.m. session. Both classes will be held in Doc Bryan Student Services Building room 242 and will be free to all Arkansas Tech students, faculty and staff. No registration is necessary.

Dan Warwick, counselor intern with Arkansas Tech counseling services, will lead the class. He will be available for follow-up treatment for interested individuals.

Kristy Stokes, associate dean of students for student wellness, said the sessions will provide information about several issues related to smoking:

  • Why it's so hard to quit smoking as compared to other bad habits.
  • How smoking affects your brain to give the illusion of reducing stress while actually increasing stress overall.
  • Alternative forms of relaxation that really work.
  • What research shows works in helping people quit.
  • How Nicotine Replacement Therapy can help break the cycle of quit-relapse, quit-relapse.
  • Why trying to quit too quickly can actually backfire.
  • How to sustain your quit attempt after you've gotten through the first few weeks.
  • Additional resources available to help you as you think about your path forward to being a non-smoker.

 Call the Arkansas Tech Health and Wellness Center at (479) 968-0329 for more information. 

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