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Want to Quit Smoking? Strategies that Work
Posted Saturday November 16, 2019

In recognition of the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout , this Monday, November 18th from 12:00 to 1:00 pm, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center (BNBMC), a clinical affiliate of Rutgers, , will be hosting “Want to Quit Smoking? Strategies that Work” that will be held in their auditorium located at 230 East Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ.

For those individuals thinking of quitting smoking, Ken Capek, MPA, RRT, Director, Cardiopulmonary & Support Services at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center will provide insight into addressing the physical, psychological properties of addiction to tobacco products, and discuss strategies to help an individual become tobacco-free.

Lunch will be provided and there’s still time to register for Monday’s FREE program.

To register, visit

The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout® is an annual event held on the Thursday before Thanksgiving that encourages smokers to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and initiate a smoking cessation plan on this special day. Successfully quitting tobacco is a matter of planning and commitment, not luck. According to the American Cancer Society, research shows that individuals who select a quit day that’s within the next 30 days and stick to it, they’ll be more likely to succeed in quitting. Here is a great opportunity to get an early start and prepare for this special smoking cessation day.

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center (BNBMC) is a 1,070-bed hospital founded in 1916 to treat patients with contagious diseases. The Medical Center is both the largest hospital and licensed nursing home in New Jersey and the fourth-largest publicly-owned hospital in the nation.

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, a not-for-profit safety net facility, provides high-quality comprehensive services, including acute care, behavioral health care, and long-term care to the greater Bergen County community. BNBMC offers acute medical services, including 24/7 emergency department, surgical suites, physical rehabilitation, pharmacy, laboratory, radiologic services (including digital mammography), and more than 26 medical specialties available through its Ambulatory Care Center. The Medical Center is a Veterans Choice Provider serving the healthcare needs of veterans.

Special thanks to RoseMary Klie, Director, Community Relations/Event Management, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, and Marla Klein, Bergen County Department of Health Services, for providing via email notification of this special smoking cessation event.