Lung Association to train Freedom From Smoking® facilitators in NYC this fall

Registration now being accepted for September 22-23 training

NEW YORK, NY (08/09/2011)(readMedia)-- The American Lung Association in New York will be offering its Freedom From Smoking ® (FFS) Facilitator curriculum at its New York City office September 22 and 23. The 1 ½ day training is open to those who are interested in acquiring the knowledge and tools they need to deliver the Association's eight-session group smoking cessation program. Graduates of the facilitator program will be qualified to run FFS clinics.

The training in New York City will be held on Thursday September 22 and Friday September 23 at the Lung Association's office in midtown Manhattan. Training begins at 8:30 am each day and runs until 4pm on Thursday and noon on Friday.

Since facilitator trainings are conducted in small group sessions, space is limited. Those interested in reserving a space can register online at Registrations will be accepted until September 16 or until the course is filled.

Those with additional questions about the facilitator training can contact Marianne Zacharia at .

The cost for the facilitator training, including all materials, is $350.


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Now in its second century, the American Lung Association in New York is the leading statewide organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. With your generous support, the American Lung Association is "Fighting for Air" through research, education and advocacy. For more information about the Lung Association, a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity Seal Holder, or to support our work, call 1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872) or visit