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U of I and CUPHD Partner to Offer Tobacco Cessation Program

Thursday - Aug 21, 2014

CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) typically offers one Freedom From Smoking class per year, but thanks to a new partnership with the University of Illinois, this year will be different. "Although CUPHD completed a class in April, partnering with the University of Illinois will allow us a wonderful opportunity to offer a second class in 2014 for UI employees and community members to quit together," said Talia Oakley, Health Educator.

Freedom From Smoking is a seven-week program that allows participants to work together with other quitters to develop and execute their own individualized "Quit Plan." "Quitting smoking can be very difficult, and we want to support individuals in making these difficult behavioral changes so they can be successful," said Nikki Hillier, Program Coordinator at CUPHD.

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