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Three Lawrence worksites take part in smokeout
LOUISA This year the Lawrence County Health Department sponsored the Great American Smokeout at three worksites: Three Rivers Medical Center, J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center, and Louisa Middle School.

Employees who signed a pledge to stay smoke free on Thursday, Nov. 20, in celebration of the Great American Smokeout were entered to win a $50 Savings Bond donated by Peoples Security Bank. The bank donated three $50 Savings Bonds, one to each worksite, to celebrate the Great American Smokeout

The winners were Fannie "Blue" Maynard, employee with Three Rivers Medical Center; Justine King, employee with J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center; and Danny Bush, employee with Louisa Middle School. King participated for her spouse, who is trying to quit smoking. Maynard and Bush are both trying to quit smoking. All three participants reported that they maintained smoke free on Nov. 20.

All participants who signed the smoke-free pledge received a Stop Smoking Survival Kit. The kit included tips to help break the habit and The Smoking Quitline toll-free number(1-877-44U-QUIT) of the National Cancer Institute.

Local services are available to help you quit smoking. Three Rivers Medical Center offers the Cooper Clayton Smoking Cessation Program. This program consists of nicotine replacement and group support. The program offers the latest aids for smoking cessation. Call Three Rivers Medical Center at (606) 638-9451 for more information. You may also call the Lawrence County Health Department at (606) 638-4389 for assistance with smoking cessation.

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