All smokers with the urge to quit are getting a helping hand from the Durham Region Health Department. A free program is educating residents on the most effective ways to fight tobacco addiction. Public Health Nurse Bernadette Riordan says group participation, for many people, is a key part of the process. Riordan says the sessions will include discussions on medications, planning for situations that could cause relapse, and information about support organizations. More information can be found by clicking here.