Free Help Thursday, Friday For Smokers Trying To Quit

From Potter County Today

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital is partnering with Clinical Outcomes Group Inc. (COGI) for no-cost smoking and tobacco cessation programs August 5-6.  Participants completing the hour-long program are eligible for no-cost nicotine replacement therapies, including gum, lozenges or patches.  All services are free, regardless of income. Those planning to attend can choose from among five sessions: Thursday, Aug. 5, Patterson Cancer Care Center, 10:30 am; Cole Hospital Main Conference Room, 3:30 pm; Gunzburger County Office Building, 6 pm; Friday, Aug. 6, Cole Hospital Main Conference Room, 7:30 am; Gunzburger County Office Building, noon. To register or learn more, call 1-800-264-1290. Walk-ins are also welcome.

COGI has been providing services in Pennsylvania for more than ten years. A non-profit organization, COGI serves those affected by alcohol, tobacco and abusive situations. In addition to holding workshops, the organization refers individuals to support groups and otherwise helps them through the process of quitting. For more information on COGI, visit the website,

Article courtesy of the Potter County Commissioners.

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