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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.


The lifestyle change I made is now my “new normal”

Through LFHS’s Diabetes Prevention Program I was able to stay on track and it made me accountable for my habits. 

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PLEASE NOTE:  LFHS remains open with adjustments made to our WIC program. For the safety of all visitors to LFHS, please see the guidelines for the use of masks. 

Please continue to follow the recommended precautions of hand washing, covering your mouth/nose if you sneeze and practicing social distancing. Also, be aware of public health tips for safer sex. Finally, stay informed about the signs/symptoms of Coronavirus infection and the local resources being put in place at WellSpan. For this information, visit their website .

Information on Lebanon County Emergency Resources.

  • Solo en español COVID-19 Foro Comunitario

    A raíz del COVID-19, es importante conocer las mejores prácticas para proteger su salud y la de sus seres queridos. Únase a nosotros en nuestro primer en la seriede Foros Comunitarios en español titulado, “Lo que necesita saber”, mientras un panel de médicos expertos discute estrategias para prevenir la propagación de COVID-19, tratamientos recomendados y más. Enlace en bio. https://​bit​.ly/​3​r​T​E​G1f

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