New Orleans residents who want to quit smoking can attend a free hourlong workshop sponsored by Pfizer at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Louisiana Heart Center (901 Gause Blvd., Suite 2, Slidell) or 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Louisiana Heart Center (42078 Veterans Ave., Hammond). Each workshop is followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer session.
A tobacco treatment specialist trained by the Mayo Clinic will make a presentation during each workshop, as will a former smoker who quit with the help of a prescription medication and support program. Workshop organizers also will give attendees tools to create their own plan for quitting.
Registration is required. Visit www.freequitclinic.com or call (888) 866-0843. — Kandace Power Graves