LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Anyone ready to quit smoking is invited to participate in a free seven-week program offered by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

The small-group Freedom from Smoking program will meet from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for seven Tuesdays beginning on Tuesday, November 7 at 900 John Barrow Road. There is no cost to participate. Free parking is available.

Participants receive one-on-one support, hear firsthand stories from former smokers, and get information on nicotine replacement therapies, healthy eating habits and stress management.

Since it was introduced by the American Lung Association almost 30 years ago, the Freedom from Smoking program has helped more than a million Americans end their addiction to nicotine. The program is offered by the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and uses materials provided by the association.

To register, contact certified tobacco treatment specialist Pat Franklin, A.P.R.N., at (501) 944-5934 or