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Smoking Cessation Resources
Benefits of quitting
Tobacco dependence is a chronic condition that often requires repeated intervention and multiple attempts to quit; however, effective treatments exist that can significantly increase rates of long-term abstinence. It is never too late to stop using tobacco and there are immediate health benefits from quitting; those benefits continue for years after quitting.
Cooper-Clayton Program: In person
The Cooper-Clayton Method to Stop Smoking is a free group support smoking cessation program provided by the Health Department, St. Elizabeth Hospital, St. Elizabeth Physicians, and the Kentucky Cancer Program. Groups meet for 1 hour an evening for 13 weeks and are led by a trained facilitator. Each week there is a short video clip followed by group discussion. Participants are responsible for purchasing the nicotine patch, gum or other cessation aid if they choose to use them, but are not required to. Sessions held three times a year, with classes starting in September, January and April.
View the video below to see a success story from someone who tried the Cooper Clayton Method to Stop Smoking.
Cooper-Clayton Program: Online
The Cooper-Clayton Method to Stop Smoking program is a comprehensive, 13-week program that helps you stop smoking with peer support, educational guidance, and nicotine replacement products (i.e. patch, gum, lozenge). Check back for information about future sessions.
Find help quitting on Facebook
The Health Department's smoking cessation program has launched a Facebook page. From the page, you can learn more about the health benefits of smoke-free air and resources to help you quit smoking.
1-800-QUIT NOW is a statewide telephone service that will provide brief intervention and support for people who want to stop smoking or using other tobacco products. Callers, both smokers and nonsmokers, can receive information about tobacco dependence and treatment options. Tobacco cessation counselors will staff phone lines Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. For a limited time, residents of Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton Counties are eligible to receive two weeks of free nicotine replacement patches when they enroll in Quit NOW Kentucky’s services. This program is available in Northern Kentucky through the Kentucky Department for Public Health's Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program. For more information, please read the fact sheet on the quit line in English or Spanish.
Make Yours a Fresh Start Family
This free program is intended to raise awareness about the risks of tobacco and secondhand smoke by targeting pregnant women and mothers of young children It's offered at the Health Department's county health centers--call for details.
Kentucky Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program