Quitting smoking? Local Walmart stores to offer free health screenings

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Quitting smoking? Local Walmart stores to offer free health screenings

Local Walmart stores are making it easier to get healthy in 2018.

Dayton area Walmart stores will be hosting the first Walmart Wellness Day event of the year on Saturday. The free health screening event provides residents an opportunity to learn health information about themselves. Free screenings will measure:

  • Blood glucose
  • Blood pressure
  • Body mass index
  • Low-cost immunizations
  • And in select locations, customers can also take advantage of free vision screenings

Walmart is also introducing a virtual reality experience in select stores to assist with smoking cessation. Approximately 22.5 percent of adults in Ohio smoke cigarettes regularly, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The free resource is intended to be a step toward quitting tobacco, Walmart officials said in a statement.

Since its first Walmart Wellness Day event, the company has provided more than 1.7 million free screenings and 225,000 immunizations to people across the country, helping countless customers uncover existing health problems.

The screenings are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at local stores on Saturday.

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