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Tobacco cessation program

UGA’s College of Pharmacy is helping smokers and tobacco users improve their health by offering a four-week Tobacco Cessation Program. Conducted on Tuesdays, starting Sept. 10 and running through Oct. 1, classes will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. at the college, located at 250 W. Green St. Parking is free after 5 p.m.

The program will be led by Kay Brooks, an associate director in the College of Pharmacy’s Experience Programs, and trained pharmacy students. They will provide group programming and individualized coaching, while helping attendees develop a personalized “quit” plan.

In addition, each 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, and medication options.

Class size for the tobacco cessation program is limited to 10 participants. Anyone interested in more information and registration may contact the College of Pharmacy at 706-542-3893, email or register online at