Free Smoking Cessation Training for Professionals Dec. 11(Health Federation of Philadelphia & Get Healthy Philly/Smoke Free Philly)
Health professionals are invited to a free training, “Brief Interventions to Help Smokers Quit,” on Friday, December 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Community Behavioral Health, 801 Market Street, 7th Floor in Center City Philadelphia. The training follows the U.S. Surgeon General’s guidelines for tobacco cessation and is intended for health educators, outreach workers, medical assistants, and others who work with the public in a health care or social service capacity. Presentations will include information about nicotine addiction; motivational interviewing; smoking cessation medications and resources; and FAQs on e-cigs, hookah and smokeless tobacco. Participants will receive a certificate from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. For more information, call 215-685-5693. The training is free, but registration is required. by December 7 via e-mail to Quitsmokinghelp1@phila.gov.
"The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible."
Abraham Lincoln, October 3, 1863, proclaiming Thanksgiving a national holiday.