Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. Its harm extends beyond tobacco users and affects those exposed to secondhand smoke. Louisville has adopted the four Centers for Disease Control (CDC) goals to reduce the negative health effects due to tobacco use:
1. Prevent initiation of tobacco use among young people
2. Promote quitting among young people and adults
3. Eliminate nonsmokers’ exposure to environmental tobacco smoke
4. Identify and eliminate the disparities related to tobacco use and its effects among different population groups
Interested in becoming tobacco-free?
The Cooper Clayton Method
For adults 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. To find a Cooper Clayton series for you, please see our class schedule. Please check out the Cooper Clayton Method page for additional information.
Watch videos of individuals who have graduated from the Cooper Clayton classes.
Quit Now Kentucky
Quit Now Kentucky is a free telephone or online service that helps Kentuckians quit smoking and using tobacco products. When you call Quit Now Kentucky you’ll receive free:
· Support and advice from an experienced quit coach
· A personalized quit program with self-help materials
· The latest information about the medications that can help you quit
To find out more, contact the Kentucky Quit Line at 1-800-QUIT-NOW
Adolescent Prevention and Cessation:
Interested in getting involved?
We are always looking for enthusiastic Cooper Clayton facilitators! If you are a non-smoker or have been tobacco-free for at least one year, please consider volunteering to become a Cooper Clayton facilitator. For more information, please call: (502) 852-6318
If you would like to join our Healthy Hometown Tobacco Committee, please contact: (502) 574-6209
To learn more about Smoking Cessation and Prevention please call (502) 574-STOP (7867).
If you would like to schedule a tobacco presentation or are interested in health fair materials, please contact us at: (502) 574-6585
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.