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LFHS helped me quit smoking. Now I get to help others do the same.

— Ginny Lewis

I struggled with quitting smoking over many years. I grew up with a father who smoked and started smoking myself at age 18. After several attempts, I finally quit at age 31. Eighteen years later, I decided to take a puff of a cigarette while out with friends and unfortunately was soon hooked again. I knew that I had to take hold of my habit because I didn’t want to smoke in front of my grandchildren.

I found an ad in a local newspaper for Lebanon Family Health Services’ Freedom From Smoking® program and knew the time had come to quit for good. I attended the classes with my fiancé, who was also a smoker, and we were both finally successful in quitting for good. In the fall of that year, we were married.

Less than a year later, I was in a traumatic car accident that reaffirmed my decision to quit smoking. The emotional and physical stress that I experienced was a trigger that made me vulnerable to smoking once again. However, the tools provided to me in the tobacco cessation program helped me through this difficult time and I was able to stay smoke free.

I am a Freedom From Smoking® facilitator now and I look forward to continuing in this role for many years to come. I know how difficult it is to remain a recovering smoker and I want to help others through the quitting process.


Maggie

From client to advocate

The WIC checks not only helped my family budget, but I learned so much about how to be healthy and feed my children in a healthy way.

Read Maggie’s story

Primary Care

Effective immediately, LFHS will be offering primary care services once month (Third Thursday of each month). Schedule is as follows:
 

Thursday September 20

Thursday October 18
Thursday November 15
Thursday December 21
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  • Freedom From Smoking®

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    The time to quit is now! Lebanon Family Health Services has openings in 3 upcoming Freedom From Smoking® sessions this September.

    • September 12 (runs for 8 weeks) at PA Counseling Services, 618 Cumberland St., Lebanon, PA 17042 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    • September 13 (runs for 8 weeks) at YMCA, 250 N. 8th St. Lebanon, PA 17042 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    September 25 (runs for 8 weeks) at Pinnacle health-Annville from 2:00pm to 3:00 pm.

    These are FREE eight week-long clinics run by professionals trained instructors that will help you break the tobacco addiction. Free patches, gum or lozenges are included. To register, call Ginny at 717-273-6741 ext. 224 or email her at ginny@lebanonfamilyhealth.org