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American Lung Association's Freedom from Smoking® Program

Are you ready to quit smoking? Freedom From Smoking provides the kind of motivation, encouragement and support needed to stop smoking for good. Classes are free and open to all adults age 18 years of age and older. Questions? Call 216-778-7503 or email [email protected].

How to Register

By phone: 216-778-7503

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An American Lung Association-trained quit-smoking counselor will teach you how to recognize your nicotine addiction and what it takes to overcome cravings. You'll also participate in group sessions that emphasize how to avoid relapse and effective relaxation and stress reduction techniques. 


This is a free, four-week, eight-session program held in a supportive group setting with trained facilitators. This program provides the knowledge, tools, and support needed to quit smoking successfully.

Sessions take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This program is offered online and in-person; the in-person class at MetroHealth Cleveland Heights will resume on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, and the in-person class at MetroHealth Parma Medical Center will resume on Monday, August 1, 2022.

All adults over the age of 18 are welcome to attend.

What You Will Learn 

  • How to know if you're ready to quit
  • Medications that can increase your success
  • Lifestyle changes to make quitting easier    
  • How to prepare for your quit day
  • Developing a new self-image     
  • How to stay smokefree for good
  • Coping strategies for managing stress and avoiding weight gain

Course Start Dates

MetroHealth Cleveland Heights
10 Severance Circle
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118


6:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.

7 Weeks, 8 Sessions

MetroHealth Parma
12301 Snow Rd
Parma, OH 44130


6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

7 Weeks, 8 Sessions


Tuesday, Thursday

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

4 Weeks, 8 Sessions


Email us at [email protected]

This program is funded by The MetroHealth Foundation and The Saint Luke's Foundation.




10 Severance Circle
Cleveland Heights , OH 44118

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6705 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland , Ohio 44102

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2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland , Ohio 44109

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12301 Snow Road
Parma , Ohio 44130

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