March 11, 2019 – Spring is a great time to make a fresh start. If you’re ready to kick tobacco and start smelling the flowers again, Connecting Point is offering a brand new Freedom from Smoking workshop to help you quit for good.

The free eight-class series starts April 3rd and meets weekly through May 15th. Over the course of eight classes, participants will set a quit date, build a quit plan, and work together to stay tobacco-free.

Freedom from Smoking focuses on how to quit, not why to quit. People have different reasons for smoking and will have different ways of quitting, too. It’s all about putting a plan in place that will work best for you. The class includes strategies for identifying triggers, managing stress, and avoiding weight gain. Participants will also learn how tools like quit-smoking medications can increase the chances of quitting.

Designed by the American Lung Association, the Freedom from Smoking workshop has helped hundreds of thousands of Americans end their nicotine addiction over the last 35 years. It is a proven way to quit smoking—and stay quit—even if you’ve tried before.

Freedom from Smoking classes are provided in partnership with the Nevada County Public Health Department. The workshop is free and open to the public. Those who complete the full series will receive a $50 gift card.

Classes meet April 3rd through May 15th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the Cedar Park Community Room, 210 Sutton Way in Grass Valley. For more information or to register, call Karen at 530-274-5601 or register online at

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