RUMFORD – Project NOW, a program of the River Valley Healthy Communities Coalition, has been awarded a grant from the Partnership for a Tobacco Free Maine to help women quit smoking and stay quit.

The goal of the grant is to work with women who are pregnant, trying to become pregnant and who have recently given birth to assist them in quitting smoking.

Work will also be done after the baby is born to help mothers refrain from smoking. Women specific group cessation programs will be conducted periodically as well as one-on-one support for those who feel uncomfortable in groups. The grant will run until June 2007.

Those who are interested in the program can talk with their physicians or call Stephanie Thompson at 364-7408 for questions or to make an appointment.

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