To celebrate the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 19, Floyd Medical Center is hosting a free lunch for current tobacco-users who are interested in learning about the community resources available to help them kick the habit.

The date is also the one-year anniversary of the hospital campuses becoming tobacco-free zones.

“It used to be that we, as doctors, had no way to help our patients stop using tobacco,” said Dr. Saria Carter Saccocio, associate director of the Floyd Family Medicine Residency program. “The only advice we could offer was, ‘hang in there.’ Today, we can offer so much more, including counseling and medication to help.”

For more information about smoking cessation resources or to register to attend the lunch and learn session, contact the Floyd HealthLine at 706-509-3250 or 1-800-677-1536.