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Register for free, six-week AHS workshop in Brooks next month

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QuitCore, a free Alberta Health Services (AHS) tobacco-cessation program that provides tools and support to help individuals build a tobacco-free lifestyle, starts in Brooks next month.

Led by trained cessation professionals, the QuitCore program teaches people who use tobacco how to develop a plan to quit while providing strategies to address recovery symptoms, manage stress and, ultimately, prevent relapse. The program also connects participants with others trying to quit.
QuitCore will be held 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays, starting October 16 until November 20, at the Brooks Addictions Services office #1, 403-2nd Ave West, in the conference room.
Please call toll-free 1-866-710-QUIT (7848) to register. More information is available at
Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of disease, disability and premature death in Alberta, causing more than 3,000 deaths each year across the province. Many more Albertans have tobacco-related illnesses.
AHS offers various programs and services to help Albertans quit tobacco, including telephone and online support services, one-on-one counselling and group cessation programs, such as QuitCore. The program, which launched in 2008, is now available in more than 25 communities across the province.
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

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