Ready to Be a Quitter?

March 20, 2013 | By Bethany Pope

The amount of ash created in one year,

smoking one pack a day. 

ST. LOUIS - Being a quitter isn’t usually a good thing – unless you’re talking about smoking.

Mercy is offering a FREE seven-week Freedom From Smoking course from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. beginning April 9 at Mercy Heart and Vascular Hospital, 625 S. New Ballas Rd, in Suite 6059. Not only can you put years back onto your life and prevent health complications, but smokers could save nearly $2,000 a year by kicking the habit.

Freedom From Smoking, developed by the American Lung Association, helps participants learn how to quit, establish a quit day and develop the skills to remain smoke free. It was recently named “Most Effective” in a study of 100 managed care organizations. Mercy's class is taught by registered nurses and respiratory therapists.

Along with group classes, one-on-one sessions are available free of charge.

To register for the program, please call 314-251-4811. For more information, please call 314-251-3965.

Mercy Hospital St. Louis, part of Mercy’s east Missouri region, is a 979-bed comprehensive teaching hospital. The 80-acre site houses a nine-level heart and vascular hospital, a cancer center; a comprehensive children's hospital; a surgery center; and a 120-bed skilled nursing center. 

Mercy is the sixth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 32 hospitals, 300 outpatient facilities, 38,000 co-workers and 1,900 integrated physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.  In Mercy’s east Missouri region, Mercy’s services include a 979-bed hospital in St. Louis, 187-bed hospital in Washington, 251-bed hospital in Crystal City and Mercy Clinic, a 570-member multispecialty physician organization.  

 

Media Contacts

Bethany Pope
St. Louis, St. Charles
bethany.pope@mercy.net
Phone: (314) 251-4472
Page: (314) 251-6000
Twitter: @mercysaintlouis
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