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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.
Quit Now Kentucky is a free tobacco cessation service to help Kentuckians quit smoking or using tobacco products. Residents and employees in Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton Counties are eligible for four weeks of FREE patches. If you or a family member use tobacco and are interested in learning more, call 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669) from 8 am to 1 am EST Monday through Sunday or log on to www.QuitNowKentucky.org for resources to prepare to quit. Counseling in other languages, including deaf and hard-of-hearing services, is available free of charge. Quit Now Kentucky serves all Kentuckians 15 years of age and older without parental consent regardless of tobacco use.
Quit line features include:
Freshstart is a FREE four-week smoking cessation program developed by the American Cancer Society and offered by St. Elizabeth Healthcare. The program is designed to help you take charge of your efforts to quit smoking or using other forms of tobacco. The program makes maximum use of your time with group interaction to help support your quitting goals and individualized attention to figure out what will work best for you.
For more information or to register for the next session, please call 859.301.5570. Call today. It can be your start to a new life without cigarettes!
Find us on Facebook
The Health Department's tobacco prevention and cessation program has 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.