In anticipation of The Great American Smoke-out on Thursday, Nov. 15, Waldo County General Hospital is offering two educational sessions to help tobacco users who want to quit.

By quitting, smokers will take an important step towards a healthier life — one that can lead to reducing cancer risk. Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States.

Quitting is difficult, but chances for success are increased by getting help. On Monday, Nov. 5, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and again on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., WCGH pharmacist Nancy Nystrom will discuss medication options for quitting while Barbara Crowley RN will talk about coming up with a quit plan and will offer some quit tips.

The Nov. 5 session will be held in the Education Center, beside the hospital, while the Nov. 8 workshop will be in the hospital’s classroom on the bottom floor.

For more information, call Barbara Crowley at 930-2650.