Freeholder Gerald Thornton announced that the Cape May County Department of Health will be holding a smoking cessation program on Thursday, January 13th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The “ACTION” Van is a mobile smoking cessation program which includes screening, counseling, educational materials and programs for both individuals and small groups. Freeholder Thornton said, “We encourage everyone who would like to quit smoking to come to the Department of Health and take advantage of these services.”
“Most people who smoke have thought about quitting,” stated Health Officer Kevin Thomas. “Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, and lung diseases (including emphysema, bronchitis, and chronic airway obstruction). For every person who dies from a smoking-related disease, twenty more people suffer from at least one serious illness related to smoking.”
Thornton added, “The “ACTION” Van provides an excellent opportunity for smokers who need a little help in kicking the habit. I encourage people to take charge of their health and re-learn life without cigarettes.”
The “ACTION” Van will be parked in the side parking lot at the Department of Health, located at 6 Moore Road (building 17) in Cape May Court House (Exit 11 off of the Garden State Parkway). Due to demand, services are available by appointment only. Call 465-1225 and make an appointment today!