What: FREE Smoking Cessation Classes
Where: Floyd Memorial Cancer Center of Indiana Lower Level Conference Room, 2210 Green Valley Road, New Albany, IN
When: Fridays, 1-2 p.m., April 4 to June 27; Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., July 9 to October 1
Why: Over 30 percent of Floyd county residents smoke, and our mortality rates for lung cancer are some of the highest in the state of Indiana, and the nation. Floyd Memorial has decided to make smoking cessation and lung cancer prevention a priority in 2014.
Beginning April 4, the Floyd Memorial Cancer Center of Indiana will offer free 12-week Cooper/Clayton Method smoking cessation classes taught by trained tobacco cessation professionals.
The Cooper/Clayton Method is a safe and effective comprehensive behavioral program to help people stay smoke-free for the rest of their lives. It was started over 25 years ago by two faculty members at the University of Kentucky; Thomas Cooper, DDS, a dentist and former heavy smoker, and Richard Clayton, PhD, an expert on drug addiction. This highly successful program is science-based, utilizing proven methods including education, skills training and social support. Participants in the Cooper/Clayton Method to Stop Smoking utilize nicotine replacement products such as nicotine gum, nicotine lozenges or the nicotine patch. If financial assistance is needed to purchase nicotine replacements, class instructors can help connect participants with available resources.
Class sizes are limited and pre-registration is required. Call 812-981-6208 to reserve your spot.