Smokers kick their bad habit - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Smokers kick their bad habit

By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Dougherty County Health Department wants to help people kick a deadly, bad habit.

Smokers started their first week of a four week program to help them stop smoking. About 20 people signed up for the four-week smoking cessation program.

Thursday, people watched a video to show them what smoking does to the lungs, stomach, and the rest of the body. They also reviewed worksheets that explained the benefits of quitting now rather than later.

"One doctor we work with says you don't see too many old people who smoke because they just don't live to get old," said Vamella Lovett with the Dougherty County Health Department.

People who complete the four week program will receive a certificate that could give them a break on health insurance costs.

For anyone interested in signing up for the class, call the health department at 430-6230. It's offered three times a year for one hour a week.


©2009 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.  Feedback

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • 100+ "Root Ball Round Up" requests, local businesses step up

    100+ "Root Ball Round Up" requests, local businesses step up

    Friday, May 26 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-05-26 22:39:50 GMT
    (Source:WALB)(Source:WALB)

    Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful(KADB) is partnering with the City, businesses and volunteers to implement an initiative to assist citizens with the removal of root balls and other debris on private property caused by the January 2nd storm. 

    More >>

    Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful(KADB) is partnering with the City, businesses and volunteers to implement an initiative to assist citizens with the removal of root balls and other debris on private property caused by the January 2nd storm. 

    More >>
  • Troopers give warning for drivers as Memorial Day travel period begins

    Troopers give warning for drivers as Memorial Day travel period begins

    Friday, May 26 2017 6:36 PM EDT2017-05-26 22:36:18 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    The Memorial Day holiday weekend travel period began at 6 p.m. Friday. State troopers will be heavily patrolling the highways throughout the next few days.

    More >>

    The Memorial Day holiday weekend travel period began at 6 p.m. Friday. State troopers will be heavily patrolling the highways throughout the next few days.

    More >>
  • DNR and tax commissioner promote wildlife

    DNR and tax commissioner promote wildlife

    Friday, May 26 2017 6:26 PM EDT2017-05-26 22:26:54 GMT

    Kids in Terrell County got up close and personal with some wildlife Friday.  Officials with the Department of Natural Resources and the Terrell County Tax Commissioner partnered to teach kids about wildlife, while promoting the wildlife tag. 

    More >>

    Kids in Terrell County got up close and personal with some wildlife Friday.  Officials with the Department of Natural Resources and the Terrell County Tax Commissioner partnered to teach kids about wildlife, while promoting the wildlife tag. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly