Tobacco Use Education & Prevention

Freedom From Smoking classes

The American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking® (FFS) program is for adults who are ready to quit smoking. Because most people know that smoking is dangerous to their health, the program focuses almost exclusively on how to quit, not why to quit.

The Freedom From Smoking® group clinic consists of eight sessions. It is delivered by a Lung Association-trained facilitator in a small-group setting (usually eight to 10 people), so participants receive personalized attention. At the same time, individuals benefit from the support of their peers, who are going through the same stages at the same time. The curriculum includes the latest research about nicotine replacement therapy (gum, inhalers, patches, lozenges and nasal spray) and other smoking cessation medications such as Zyban® and Chantix®.

Each clinic session uses techniques based on pharmacological and psychological principles and methods designed to help smokers gain control over their behavior. Because no single cessation technique is effective for all smokers, the program includes a comprehensive variety of evidence-based cessation techniques.

Tobacco Prevention, Education, and Cessation classes

Smart Mouth Classes for Middle School students – Smart Mouth is a smokeless tobacco/other tobacco products curriculum developed by the Kentucky Tobacco Prevention Enhancement Site. The Smart Mouth curriculum includes Facilitator Resources, Learning Objectives (including a pre-post test), six interactive sessions, take-home Fact Sheets, posters for each session, a DVD and a resource CD, and additional resources to supplement the sessions.

Kick Butt’s Day
Great American Smoke Out
School and Community Abuse Presentations
1-800-QuitNow (1-800-784-8669) –
Red Ribbon Week Presentations
Advocating for 100% tobacco-free school policies – – Elizabeth Anderson – Hoagland, MPH Tobacco-free presentation
Participation in ASAP coalitions

Cooper-Clayton Program

Take that first quit step. Learn more.The Cooper-Clayton Method to Stop Smoking program is a comprehensive, 13-week program that helps you stop smoking with peer support, educational guidance, and nicotine replacement products (i.e. patch, gum, and lozenges). Classes are provided by the Health Department and the Kentucky Cancer Program (KCP). Groups meet for 1 hour an evening or day for 13 weeks and are Quit Now Kentuckyled by a trained facilitator. Call for more information about scheduled classes. Scheduled classes meet once a week at the health department. The classes are offered at no charge, although participants must pay for nicotine replacement products, if utilized. Call for more information. 270-247-3553.

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Tobacco Quitline


1-800-QUIT NOW is a statewide telephone service that will provide brief intervention and support for people who want to stop smoking or using other tobacco products. Callers, both smokers and nonsmokers, can receive information about tobacco dependence and treatment options. Tobacco cessation counselors staff phone lines Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1p.m. through the Kentucky Department for Public Health's Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program.

Secondhand smoke triggers heart attacks. Learn more…All Kentucky employees enrolled in the Kentucky Employees Health Plan are eligible to receive NRT to assist with quitting tobacco. They will pay a $5.00 co-pay for each 2 week supply for NRT. To qualify for this benefit the tobacco user must enroll either with Quit Now Kentucky at 1-800-Quit Now or with a Cooper-Clayton Class in their community. For questions please call 1-888-581-8834 or 1-502-564-6534.

A Tip from a Former Smoker: Secondhand smoke triggers asthma attacks. Are you a Kentucky State Employee? Get more information for Kentucky Employees Who Want to Quit Smoking.

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The Graves County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy board will help our community be free of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) by helping change the culture that approves of and supports ATOD. This will be accomplished by working with concerned community partners to educate, treat, and prevent ATOD use

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