Hospital to Host Smoking Cessation Program To Help People Live Healthier Lives

Lanham, MD – Doctors Community Hospital along with the American Lung Association will host a free 8-week smoking cessation program beginning July 9, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
According to the American Lung Association, smoking can cause cancer, heart disease, pulmonary disease, stroke diabetes and other preventable conditions. Doctors Community Hospital’s Freedom From Smoking® Program helps people during their journeys toward smoke-free and healthier living.
“We encourage our community residents to take advantage of this opportunity to give up smoking and take steps to living a healthier lifestyle,” Kwanza Graham-Sykes, program administrator, Cancer Prevention, Education, Screening and Treatment. “These clases reinforce our dedication to care for the health of the residents of Prince George’s County by ensuring they have access to community-based programs which enhance their overall health and wellbeing.”
The free eight-week program provides participants with in-depth information, reliable resources, interactive discussions, guest speakers and support services along with free blood pressure screenings. Program topics are:
  • 7/9 – Thinking about Stopping
  • 7/16 – On the Road to Freedom
  • 7/23 – Wanting to Quit
  • 7/30 – Stop Day
  • 8/1 – Winning Strategies
  • 8/6 – the New You
  • 8/13 – Staying Off
  • 8/20 – Celebration
The Freedom From Smoking® Program is free, but registration is required by calling 301-552-5178 or email
This program is funded by a cigarette restitution fund and Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene grant.
Doctors Community Health System is a network of medical and surgical services provided throughout Prince George’s County and in Anne Arundel County.  At the heart of this network is its flagship – Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, Maryland.  To complement the hospital’s high-quality and comprehensive services, the system has more than a dozen centers of care in Bowie, Camp Springs, Crofton, District Heights, Hyattsville, Lanham, Largo, Laurel, Riverdale and Temple Hills.  Also, the hospital has been rated as a high-performing facility for heart failure by U.S. News & World Report in 2017-2018 and designated as a primary stroke center by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems.  The system has experienced physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals who specialize in:
Ambulatory Surgery
Breast Health
Diabetes Care
Diabetes Education
Digestive Disease Care
Emergency Services
Imaging Services
Infusion Care
Orthopedic Services
Primary Care and Family Medicine
Radiation Oncology
Rehabilitation Program
Sleep Care
Surgical Services
Transitional Care
Wound Care
For more information, visit or call 301-DCH-4YOU (301-324-4968).