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Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Classes to Help Smokers Quit

Thursday February 21, 2013

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and its community partners offer free classes to help people stop smoking using the Cooper/Clayton method. The Cooper/Clayton method to stop smoking is a 13-week program that 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.

All classes, educational materials and nicotine replacement products provided are free. Advance registration for the program is required. To register phone 574 – STOP (574-7867) or email StopSmoking@louisvilleky.gov

Due to high demand, the number of classes offered has been greatly expanded. Below is a list of classes that begin in March and April. The date listed is the start day of the 13-week course.

March 5, 2013 - Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Family Health Center Portland, 2215 Portland Ave., 40212

March 5, 2013 - Tuesdays, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Bullitt Co. Health Dept. Annex, 181 Lees Valley Rd., Shepherdsville, KY 40165
**This class only receives the first two weeks of nicotine patches and gum free**

March 13, 2013
- Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Norton Audubon Cancer Resource Center, Medical Plaza West, 2355 Poplar Level Rd., 40217

March 27, 2013 - Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Bates Community Development Corp., 1228 S. Jackson St., 40203

April 2, 2013 - Tuesdays, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Transit Authority of River City (TARC), 1000 W. Broadway, 40203

April 4, 2013 - Thursdays, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, Assembly Room, 1850 Bluegrass Ave., 40215

April 8, 2013 - Mondays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Kentucky Trailer, 7201 Logistics Dr., 40258

April 9, 2013 - Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Sullivan University College of Pharmacy, 2100 Gardiner Ln., Sullivan University Training Center Room, 40205

April 11, 2013 - Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Family Health Center Portland, 2215 Portland Ave., 40212

April 18, 2013 Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Sun Valley Community center, 6505 Bethany Ln., 40272

April 22, 2013 Mondays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Family Health Center Portland, 2215 Portland Ave., 40212

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