Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program

Tobacco use is the most preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. It harms tobacco users and everyone who comes in contact with secondhand smoke. To promote a healthy city, Louisville has adopted these goals:

1. Keep young people from starting to smoke

2. Encourage young people and adults to become nonsmokers

3. Eliminate nonsmokers’ exposure to secondhand smoke

4. Eliminate the disparities of tobacco use and its effects among different population groups


Interested in Becoming Tobacco-Free?


The Cooper Clayton Method: For adults (18 years old and not pregnant) who are interested in becoming non-smokers, the Cooper Clayton Method is an effective way to stop smoking. Created more than twenty-five years ago by two Kentucky professors, it combines nicotine replacement therapy with education and social support.
  • Find a Cooper Clayton series that works for you on our class schedule
  • The Cooper Clayton Method page can tell you more about nicotine replacement and social support and why it works.
  • Watch videos of individuals who have graduated from the Cooper Clayton Series.

Quit Now Kentucky:Quit Now Kentucky is a free telephone or online service that helps Kentuckians stop using tobacco products. When you call Quit Now Kentucky you’ll receive free:

  • Support and advice from an experienced quit coach
  • A personalized program with self-help materials
  • The latest information about the medications that can help you quit
  • Contact the Kentucky Quit Line at 1-800-QUIT-NOW


For Young People


Get Involved!

We are here to answer any questions you have, call us at (502) 574-STOP (7867).

We are looking for enthusiastic Cooper Clayton facilitators! If you are a non-smoker or have been tobacco-free for at least one year you can lead a Cooper Clayton Series. For more information call (502) 574-STOP or (502) 852-6318.


The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness' Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program is funded by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement funds allotted to the Department for Public Health to prevent youth initiation (to tobacco use), promote quitting, and reduce exposure to secondhand smoke.