First classes are today
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 14, 2015) — The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and its community partners are offering free stop smoking classes using the Cooper/Clayton method. The 13-week program includes weekly support group meetings combined with the use of nicotine replacement products such as patches and gum. Participants receive free weekly supplies of nicotine replacement products.
The Cooper/Clayton method boasts a 42 percent success, compares to a 5 percent among those trying to quit with no nicotine replacement or group support and 9 percent among those using nicotine replacement alone.
Advance registration is required and cane be done by phone at 574–STOP (574-7867) or by email at [email protected] or online.
Classes offered (all classes are 13 weeks):
- Sept. 14: Mondays, 11 a.m. to noon, South Oaks Senior Housing Complex, 11717 Tierney Ave.
- Sept. 14: Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Family Health Centers East Broadway, 834 East Broadway
- Sept. 15: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., YMCA Southwest, 2800 Fordhaven Rd.
- Sept. 21 – Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m., Iroquois Library, 601 West Woodlawn Ave.
- Sept. 23: Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., Gilda’s Club Louisville, 633 Baxter Ave.
- Oct. 1: Thursdays, 6-7 p.m., Family Health Centers Portland, 2215 Portland Ave.
- Oct. 5, Mondays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Family Health Centers Portland, 2215 Portland Ave.