St. Mary's Healthcare Center Employees Complete 12-Week Lasting Quit Smoking Program
Date: 25th May 2007
Workers at St. Mary's Healthcare Center have just completed a quit smoking programme that lasted for 12 weeks. It is further known that altogether 77 smokers have enthusiastically taken part in the smoking cessation initiative with Chantix, the drug to induce smoking cessation which was supplied for free among the participants.
Even though the exact amount of people who have induced smoking cessation at the St. Mary's Healthcare Center is not known, Steve Case, a pharmacist at St. Mary's and the support group facilitator expects the number of quitters to lie between 30 and 35.
Regarding the quit smoking program, Steve Case expresses hope that it may further expand to another local business in the future. He reveals that the quit smoking support group is interested in involving a large business in town having a significant amount of smokers with the program. Relating to this new venture, Steve Case is hopeful that in this way the program can branch out to a larger section of people.
As the smoking cessation program draws to a close, a program participant Joe Peterson makes it clear that after quitting smoking, he and the other participants have achieved a tremendous sense of accomplishment.
Further, it is known that the number of people completing the program have been offered attractive freebies. The incentives provided to the quitters include summer long membership discount offered by Oahe YMCA and considerable discount on one pair of shoes by Foot Locker and Capital City Sports. Altogether, free food supplied by Domino's pizza to the participants for the celebration of the graduation ceremony.