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4/27/2017 Member News
McLaren Bay Region Offers American Cancer Society Freshstart Smoking Cessation Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: April 27, 2017, 2017

CONTACT: Julie Kukla (989) 894-3827
julie.kukla@mclaren.org

McLaren Bay Region Offers American Cancer Society Freshstart Smoking Cessation Program

McLaren Bay Region is pleased to offer the American Cancer Society Freshstart Smoking Cessation Program on Wednesdays, May 17 and May 31 from 6pm-8pm in the Small Café Conference Room at McLaren Bay Region, 1900 Columbus Avenue, Bay City.

This program is designed to help participatnts stop smoking by providing essential information, skills for coping with cravings, and group support. At McLaren Bay Region, we understand it is difficut to quit smoking and we want to help!

Did you know?

*Smoking is a major cause of cancer, heart disease, bronchitis, emphysema, and stroke.

*Second-hand smoke, or passive smoking, is linked to many diseases and health problems, including cancer, lung diseases, asthma, ear infections and increased illnesses in non-smokers.

*20 minutes after quitting, your heart rate and blood pressure drop.

*15 years after quitting, your risk of coronary heart disease is that of a non-smoker’s

*Even if you’re not 100% sure you want to quit smoking, this program is for you!

Use the Visitor Entrance off Mulholland Street and the Small Café Conference Room is located through the Cafeteria. The cost is $25 for the entire session and is payable at the first class. Registration is required by calling toll-free 1-877-411-2762.

About McLaren Health Care:
McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Flint, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 12 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, the state’s only proton therapy center, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 260,000 lives, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 45 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive centers in the U.S. McLaren has 21,000 employees and more than 25,000 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 300 facilities serving a 54-county market and 75 percent of Michigan’s population. Learn more at mclaren.org.