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Lunch & Learn: Working Towards Becoming Tobacco-Free

The community is invited to hear Susan Trout and Laurel Sisler present "Working Towards Becoming Tobacco-Free," a Lunch and Learn workshop, from 12 - 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, at Pardee Hospital, located on 800 North Justice Street in Hendersonville.

Susan Trout, MSW, MSPH, is a certified tobacco treatment counselor with UNC's Nicotine Dependence Program (NDP). She has been a part of NDP since 2010 and has experience working with both NDP's I20 (Inpatient to Outpatient) Program and the Cancer Center Program. She has spent the last nine years working in the health care system. Her interests include: health education and counseling, public health social work, preventative health care and evidence based practices for healthy lifestyles.

Laurel Sisler, MSW, is the newest member of the Nicotine Dependence Program and is the UNC Hospital Inpatient Program Manager. Her interests include holistic person-centered health care delivery, smoking cessation and other behavioral addictions and health policy. She is excited to share information with community members about how to make quitting smoking a little easier.

This free community event will be located in the Video Conference Room on the ground floor of Pardee Hospital. Directional signs will be posted at the main entrance as well as the parking garage. A complimentary light lunch will be provided.

For more information, contact (828) 696-1341. Seating is limited and registration is requested by 4:30 p.m. on Feb 18.

The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee offers the latest cancer treatment technology available today while focusing on a commitment to patient-centered care. This is done by providing compassionate care for all patients and their families. Their efforts are focused on research, providing quality care close to home, education and offering cancer screenings throughout the community. The mission of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee is to support the National Cancer Institute's goal to ultimately eliminate suffering and death due to cancer in Henderson County and western North Carolina.

The UNC Cancer Network seeks to improve cancer care and support across the state of North Carolina through the integration of cancer support programs. These programs include telemedicine, patient navigation and clinical research. Our affiliation with the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee allows the community to receive world class cancer care right here in Henderson County.

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