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Spring Tobacco Treatment Programs

Posted: March 16, 2012

The program includes counseling, support and nicotine patches.

Nicotine is the hook that keeps tobacco users coming back for more. Nicotine is absorbed through the mouth, throat and lungs, and reaches the brain within seconds. Once in the brain, it stimulates neurotransmitters to create a feeling of well being. The effect soon wears off, and the smoker lights up again. If you are caught in this cycle, you can fight your way out. You can do it.

Make a quit plan that includes a tobacco treatment program. Penn State Extension is hosting a tobacco treatment program in 4 locations in Pike and Wayne Counties this spring. Call Penn State Extension in Pike County at 570-296-3400, for more information.

There is no charge for this program thanks to a grant from Tobacco Free Northeast PA, a program of Burn Prevention Network and funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.