Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Stop Smoking Classes

March 9, 2015

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and its community partners offer 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.          

These classes really work!  The Cooper/Clayton method boasts a 42% success rate upon completion of the 13-week course. This compares to a 5% success rate among those trying to quit with no nicotine replacement or group support and a 9% success rate among those using nicotine replacement alone.

Advance registration for Cooper Clayton classes is required.  There are several ways to register: by phone 574 – STOP (574-7867), email [email protected] or online.

Below is a list of upcoming classes.

March 18- Wednesdays, Noon, RxCrossroads, Eastpoint II, 1901 Eastpoint Prkwy.

March 31- Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m., Sullivan University College of Pharmacy, 2100 Gardiner Ln.

April 6 - Mondays, Noon, St. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, Medical Plaza 1, 4402 Churchman Ave.

April 7 - Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., Mt. Washington City Annex.  186A Branham Way., Mt. Washington, Ky.

April 8- Wednesdays, Noon, Shively City Hall, 3920 Dixie Hwy.

April 10 - Fridays, Noon, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, 529 South Jackson St

April 16 - Thursdays, 6:00 p.m., Family Health Centers, Portland, 2215 Portland Ave

April 20 - Mondays, 10:30 a.m., Family Health Center Portland, 2215 Portland Ave.

May 5- Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. Family Health Centers, Portland, 2215 Portland Ave.

May 7 - Thursdays, Noon, Southwest Regional Library, 9725 Dixie Hwy.

May 19- Tuesdays, Noon, Family Health Centers, East Broadway, 834 East Broadway Ave.