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Tobacco cessation program

UGA’s College of Pharmacy will offer a six-week Beat the Pack Tobacco Cessation Program on Tuesdays, starting Aug. 22.

The class will be held from 5:30-6:45 p.m. in the community room of the Athens-Clarke County Firehouse #7, located at 2350 Barnett Shoals Road.

According to lead instructor Kay Brooks, an associate director in the College of Pharmacy’s Experience Programs, the class is free and open to the public; however, “attendees should be committed to participating.”

Along with Brooks, trained pharmacy students will provide group programming and individualized coaching while helping attendees develop a personalized “quit” plan. In addition, each six-week session will focus on tobacco-use issues such as health risks, reasons to quit, cessation aids, coping with the urges to use tobacco, handling relapses and maintenance.

Contact the College of Pharmacy at 706-542-3893 or email for more information or to register for the program. Additional details are also at