Media contact: Emily Gresham Wherle, Public Information Administrator, 859.344.5470 or Emily.Gresham-Wherle@nkyhealth.org.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Those wishing to kick the smoking habit can get help for free this spring. Cooper-Clayton is a comprehensive, 13-week program that helps participants stop smoking with peer support, educational guidance and nicotine replacement therapy. Sessions include:
The Cooper-Clayton classes are free, but participants must purchase nicotine patches, gum or lozenges, if utilized. Participants have had much success with the Cooper-Clayton program because it combines nicotine replacement therapy with a weekly support group. As many as 45 percent of heavy smokers who use the Cooper-Clayton method successfully stop smoking.
Cooper-Clayton is sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Health Department, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, St. Elizabeth Physicians and the Kentucky Cancer Program.
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