Media contact: Emily Gresham Wherle, Public Information Administrator, 859.344.5470 or Emily.Gresham-Wherle@nkyhealth.org.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
For Immediate Release
Deciding to quit smoking is your decision. You can get help quitting in your own home or office and at your own pace with the online version of the Cooper-Clayton Method to Stop Smoking. The online course begins on Monday, February 17, 2014.
Participants in the Web-based class will need use of a computer capable of accessing the internet. A facilitator will be online for live chat each Monday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the duration of the 13-week program.
Cooper-Clayton helps participants stop smoking with peer support, educational guidance and nicotine replacement therapy. Classes are free, but participants must purchase nicotine patches, gum or lozenges, if utilized. In a previous session of the online Cooper-Clayton program, more than 30 percent of participants successfully stopped smoking, a rate comparable to in-person courses.
To register for the program or for more information, please visit http://www.nkyhealth.org/Smoking-Cessation-Resources.aspx
# # #
Media representatives should contact Emily Gresham Wherle at 859.344.5470 or Emily.Gresham-Wherle@nkyhealth.org, about any request or information before calling any other Health Department employee. Your calls and requests will be handled expediently with your deadlines in mind. Thank you for your interest and support in educating the community about public health issues.
State of Kentucky News Releases
For statewide news releases, please visit the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.