LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (August 5, 2017) — If you’re ready to quit smoking, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is ready to help.

The small-group Freedom from Smoking program will meet from 4 - 5:30 p.m. for seven Wednesdays beginning Aug. 30 at 900 John Barrow Road in Little Rock. There is no cost to participate. Free parking is available.

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

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.