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Public Health and Wellness and Lyndon Fire Add a New Stop Smoking Class

Wednesday January 25, 2012

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness is teaming up with the Lyndon Fire Department to help more people successfully kick the tobacco habit. Lyndon Fire is the first local fire department to facilitate the Cooper Clayton smoking cessation class series.

The class begins on Wednesday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lyndon Firehouse located at 8126 New Lagrange Rd. The series uses the Cooper/Clayton method to stop smoking, 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.

Classes, educational materials and nicotine replacement products provided are at no charge to participants. Advance registration for the program is required. To register phone 574 – STOP (574-7867) or email

“We thank the Lyndon Fire Department for teaming up with us to give more people the tools to become nonsmokers,” said Public Health and Wellness Director LaQuandra Nesbitt.

“We are excited about the opportunity to be able to host this class”, said Lyndon Fire Chief Russ Rakestraw. “This is another great way for us to continue to be community centered in a capacity not normally considered within the realm of emergency services. Our goal is to remain an active leader in public service and hosting this class enables us to maintain our vision.”

Below is a list of Cooper/Clayton stop smoking classes, including the new class at the Lyndon Firehouse. The date listed is the start day of the 13 week course.

February 15, 2012 - Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Lyndon Firehouse, 8126 New LaGrange Rd.

February 23, 2012 - Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Family Health Centers Portland, 2215 Portland Ave.

February 28, 2012 - Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Oldham County Health Department, 1786 Commerce Pkwy., LaGrange, KY.

February 29, 2012 -
Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Green Castle Baptist Church, 4970 Murphy Ln.

March 5, 2012 - Mondays, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Family Health Centers Portland, 2215 Portland Ave.

March 13, 2012 - Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, 100 Neighborhood Pl., Fairdale KY

March 14, 2012 - Wednesdays, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Park Du Valle Community Health Center, 3015 Wilson Ave.

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