Upcoming classes aim to help people quit smoking. (Photo: Pixabay, MGNOnline)

CHI Memorial is offering a free seven-week course to help smokers quit.

The Freedom From Smoking program starts April 5 and participants can learn how to beat the addiction, how to manage stress and avoid weight-gain and implement lifestyle changes to make quitting easier, according to a news release.

Freedom From Smoking is an American Lung Association program that has helped more than 1 million people overcome an addiction to nicotine during the past 30 years, according to a news release.

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Classes meet at CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates, located in Ooltewah at 6401 Mountain View Road, Suite 109.

The class is offered every Thursday for seven weeks from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The program is designed for a small group setting.

Anyone who has a desire to stop smoking should call 423-495-7778 to register for a class.

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