Northern Kentucky program offers smoking cessation classes for free

Looking to quit smoking in 2012? A program in Northern Kentucky wants to help you with that goal.

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The Cooper-Clayton Smoking Cessation program will start the first week of January. Cooper-Clayton is a comprehensive, 13-week program helping participants stop smoking with peer support, educational guidance and nicotine replacement therapy.

The program is offered in-person and online.

If you’re looking for an in-person program, the schedule of the sessions are as follows:

  • Thursdays, starting January 5, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Williamstown Elementary School at 300 Helton Street in Williamstown, Ky.
  • Tuesdays, starting January 10, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas, 85 North Grand Avenue in Fort Thomas, Ky.
  • Thursdays, starting January 12, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Suite 200 at the St. Elizabeth Physicians Corporate Office at 334 Thomas More Parkway in Crestview Hills, Ky.

Pre-registration is not required for the in-person program, participants may show up on the first night of the class. You do not need to be smoke free at the start of the class.

If you’re looking for an online smoking cessation program, you can join the classes starting Monday, January 16. A facilitator will be online for live chats to provide additional support from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.

The Cooper-Clayton classes are free, but participants must purchase nicotine patches, gum or lozenges if used.

The program is sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Health Department, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, St. Elizabeth Physicians and the Kentucky Cancer Program.

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