The South Central Public Health District is offering a series of classes to help those addicted to tobacco products quit.

     Beginning Sept. 10, classes will be offered every Tuesday through Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. at St. Luke’s Hailey Clinic, according to a press release from the Health District.

     According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year more than 440,000 people die from smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke. At the same time, around 8.6 million people are living with serious illness as a result of smoking or use of smokeless tobacco.

     “Our classes are designed to help people overcome their tobacco addiction and take control of their health,” Health Education Specialist Cody Orchard said.

     Anyone who would like to quit but can’t attend the classes can call 208-737-5968. For more information on the classes or to register, call 208-727-8733 or visit the health district's website.

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