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Stephanie Armstrong-Helton

Helping You Live Better: Freedom from Smoking
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Port Huron, MI…It’s the New Year…time to quit smoking. For close to the cost of a carton of cigarettes, smokers can be smoke free in 2011. St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron and the YMCA of the Blue Water Area are teaming up to offer an enhanced seven-week smoking cessation program designed for people looking to kick the habit for good.

At the core of the program is the American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking Program. This systematic approach to quitting will help smokers develop a step-by-step plan of action leading up to quit day. It also provides the support needed to remain smoke free.

In addition, this newly enhanced program incorporates a wellness approach to dealing with other stresses such as weight gain, healthy living, physical activity and much more.

Participants will learn how to quit smoking from a respiratory therapy professional at St. Joseph Mercy and obtain wellness support from a YMCA-Certified Personal Trainer. During the seven-week program, the ultimate goal is to encourage participants to overcome the desire to smoke while enjoying better overall health.

The program will be held Mondays, from 6 to 8 p.m., beginning Monday, January 10, at the YMCA of the Blue Water Area, located at 1525 Third Street, Port Huron. The cost of the program is just $85 and can be paid directly to the YMCA. For more information and to register, please visit the YMCA at, or call 810-987-6400. You can also contact St. Joseph Mercy Hospital by calling: 810-966-3132.

St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron. A member of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron (SJMPH)
Founded in 1954 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, MI, is a 119-bed acute care, community-based hospital providing adult medical/surgical services; emergency care; cancer care; cardiac care; inpatient rehabilitation services, including stroke care; orthopedics and joint replacement; and a vast number of other outpatient testing, health, and medical services. As a not-for-profit hospital, SJMPH reinvests all profits back into the communities we serve, while providing patients with the utmost compassion and care. St. Joseph Mercy Hospital is a member of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. For more information, visit:

YMCA of the Blue Water Area
For 125 year, the YMCA has been strengthening our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y engages men, women and children of the blue Water Area in nurturing the potential of youth and teens, improving the area’s ehalth and well-being, and providing opportunities to give back and support our neighbors. All Y program and services are designed to build the core character values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. The Y is a place for people of all faiths, races, abilities, ages and incomes.
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