Norwalk Hospital is offering a free smoking cessation program beginning on Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. The program consists of six weekly sessions.

Instructor Beverly Jacoby of the Section of Pulmonary Medicine, said, “We help educate people on why it is so difficult to quit and then help with a plan and building motivation.”

The program employs multiple techniques in assisting smokers interested in quitting. Information on nicotine replacement therapy, controlling weight during the quitting process and the health benefits of quitting are included. “Group support and expert counseling are key aspects of our program,” Ms. Jacoby said.

Early registration is requested at 203-852-2484.