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MCC is Tobacco Free

Montrose Counseling Center envisions a healthier society marked by permanent, positive changes in attitudes and behaviors toward GLBT communities, and the ability of all GLBT individuals to realize their fullest potential.

This is our vision statement, and we are committed to the overall wellness of our clients, volunteers, staff, guests, tenants, vendors, and visitors. With that in mind, MCC is 100 percent tobacco free, effective June 1. This new rule applies to our entire campus, including the parking lot and the cars parked there, as well as areas previously designated for smoking. We are not telling you that you have to quit smoking, we are simply asking that while you’re here, help us create a conducive environment for healthy choices by not smoking or using other tobacco products.

Andrea Washington, LCSW, Substance Abuse Treatment Coordinator at Montrose Counseling Center, says “Now may be a good time to consider quitting, since studies show that doing so can improve health outcomes.”

We know that most smokers want to quit and have tried to quit, and some were able to succeed with some longevity. Kicking the habit is one of the hardest things anyone can do. That is why we beginning Monday, June 4, we are offering FREE classes, open to the public, to become Smoke Free by 2013.  The campaign does not begin with quitting. We want to be sure you have the tools you need to reduce your tobacco dependence before you take that first step.

The Last Drag:  Smoking Cessation Program*
Every Monday & Thursday
7:00 – 8:  p.m.

*IMPORTANT: Please check the monitor outside the elevator on the 1st Floor of the GLBT Cultural Center on a daily basis to find out the room number as it will change from time to time.

Whether you’re ready to quit, or just contemplating, The Last Drag smoking cessation program offers proven tools and support to kick the habit – with the GLBT communities in mind. Through our EMBody program, we also empower you toward healthier living with ideas for a better diet, physical activity, and stress management. Check out the GLBT Cultural Center website for other EMBody programs, like yoga, meditation, peer support and so much more.

Click here to view/print/share The Last Drag flyer.

If you have any questions about the policy, please contact Andrea Washington at 713.800.0841.


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