For those ready to kick butts, an Alexandria smoking cessation program is ready to take names.

Sponsored by Life Connections and Love INC of Douglas County, the program is aimed at smokers and vapers who want to set aside their habit. Classes start Monday, March 8, and run 5-6:30 p.m. at Reach Church at 1310 N. Nokomis NE in Alexandria. Class will meet for five consecutive Mondays, plus Wednesday, March 24.

Classes are facilitated by a registered respiratory therapist. For more information or to register, call or text Tammy at 320-760-5405.

The registration deadline is Friday, March 5. The class costs $10. Those who need childcare or transportation should call immediately to make arrangements.

The Alexandria Area Community Foundation has provided funding for the program.