IU Health Arnett offers a free tobacco cessation class

IU Health Arnett is leading a class to help community members quit smoking.

Posted: Jan 7, 2020 9:40 PM
Updated: Jan 7, 2020 10:35 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — IU Health Arnett is leading a class to help community members quit smoking.

The eight week course started Tuesday evening and aims to counsel people about the benefits of giving up tobacco.

Thanks to a $12,500 grant, there will be support from a Tobacco Treatment Specialist along with free nicotine replacement.

Indiana has the 10th highest smoking rate among states and one in five people in the state use tobacco.

Respiratory Therapist Tori Ramsey-Moriarty said she is committed to helping anyone who can set aside the time to come to her class.

"My primary goal is to have them be at a place where they stop smoking or use tobacco products," said Ramsey-Moriarty.

The course is open to the public.

Each class is every other Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at IU Health Arnett.

It's address is 2600 Greenbush Street, Lafayette, IN.

Email trasmey@iuheath.org to get started or call her at 765-427-0345.

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