Healthy Resolutions: Local Support to Quit Smoking

A research study published by the Journal of Clinical Psychology cited that quittingsmoking often ranks among the top ten new year’s resolutions, but only 8 percent of those surveyed achieve their annual goals.

Whether you’ve attempted to quit smoking in the past or are making this resolution for the first time, here are a few local resources to help you get closer to achieving your goal:

  • Quit Now Kentucky: Quit Now Kentucky is a free telephone or online service that helps Kentuckians quit smoking and using tobacco products. Participants receive free support and advice from an experienced quit coach, a personalized quit program with self-help materials and 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.
  • Cooper Clayton Smoking Cessation Class: Classes include 12 one-hour weekly sessions followed by relapse prevention. The program is designed to help those working to quit to develop the skills needed to become and to remain a nonsmoker. Class participants use nicotine replacement products such as the nicotine patch, gum or lozenges. Click here for the 2014 class schedule.
  • Freedom from Smoking Online: The American Lung Association offers “Freedom from Smoking Online”  an online program that makes the transition to quitting a gradual process. The best part of this program is that it’s easily accessible online and works on any schedule you choose. Read more about it here.

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.