Trying to quit smoking? Here's some help.

CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System will host free mini workshops and a book giveaway for the popular book Allen Carr’s “Easy Way to Stop Smoking” on Wednesday, Feb. 26 in the CHRISTUS St. Michael North Conference Center, 2600 St. Michael Drive, Texarkana, TX.

Three mini workshops will be held at 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. The workshops will provide an overview as to how the smoking cessation program works to help smokers break the habit of smoking. A free book giveaway will be held in the hospital cafeteria at 2 p.m. Nicole Garga, a representative with Allen Carr’s organization, will be available to answer questions and offer a free book while supplies last.

Carr was a chain smoker for 33 years. After countless attempts to quit, he discovered what every smoker dreams of:  an easy way to stop smoking. First published in 1985, the book has sold more than 13 million copies worldwide and has been a No. 1 bestseller in 10 countries. The program has been shown to be effective for all nicotine users including people who use e-cigarettes, smoke cigars, chew tobacco, snuff, and nicotine gum or patches.

“We are excited to bring this opportunity to our area,” said Mike Hargrave, Employee Assistance Program Coordinator at CHRISTUS St. Michael. “I’ve started and stopped smoking so many times that I lost count. Reading this book changed my life. I never felt free from this habit, and now I do!”

For more information on the workshops or book giveaway, contact Mike Hargrave by calling (903) 293-7485.