Campus News

Smoking cessation class

The UGA College of Pharmacy’s six-week Beat the Pack Tobacco Cessation Program will begin Jan. 25.

The class will be held from 5:45-7 p.m. at the pharmacy college, which is located at 250 W. Green St. According to lead instructor Kay Brooks, an associate director in the College of Pharmacy’s Experience Learning program, the class is free; 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 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.

Class size is limited. Contact the College of Pharmacy at 706-542-3893 or for more information and to register.