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Ready to quit smoking? Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University at Buffalo will offer two programs open to the public.

The free Roswell support group runs weekly, from 12:15 to 1 p.m. on Thursdays, starting Jan. 30. Those looking to quit smoking are welcome to bring others with the same goal.

RSVP by calling 845-8246 or sending an email to shannon.waddell@roswellpark.org if you plan to attend.

Meanwhile, the UB QUIT Program offers smokers – especially heavy smokers – a proven way to kick the habit and stay off cigarettes permanently.

Using three-week treatment programs that involve a combination of group therapy and nicotine replacement treatment, the program, which is affiliated with UB’s Psychology Department, is based on the most up-to-date research.

“Our combination of group therapy and medication has been proven to result in the highest likelihood of staying quit,” said Lisa Germeroth, the creator and primary clinician who has treated smokers through the program for three semesters.

The group therapy sessions take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, and the Friday of Week Two.

Sessions will run in February, March and April and begin the first full week of each month, with the exception of the February group, which starts Feb. 10.

The fee is $65 and the program is open to anyone 18 or older. For registration and information, call 645-3697.