Free Tobacco Cessation Classes Offered

June 27, 2014

Free Smoking Cessation Classes Offered

Are you ready to stop smoking? Floyd Memorial Hospital has teamed up with the Floyd County Tobacco Cessation Coalition to offer free 13-week Cooper Clayton Method for Smoking Cessation classes at three different locations in Floyd County.

 The Cooper Clayton Method is a science-based program that 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 method is a safe and effective comprehensive behavioral program to help you stay smoke-free for the rest of your life.  The program utilizes proven methods including education, skills training and social support, and participants use 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.

Free classes are offered in three different locations and times. Class sizes are limited, so pre-registration is required.  Please call the following contacts to register:

Floyd Memorial Hospital

Tuesdays; 6 – 7 pm

August 12 – November 4

Contact: Mindi Burch; (812) 981-6208

Floyd County Health Department

Wednesdays; 11 am – 12 pm

August 13 – November 5

Contact: Michelle Smith, RD, CD, CDE; (812) 944-3017

IU Southeast

Wednesdays; 12 – 1 pm

September 3 – December 3

Contact: Dr. Michael Day; (812) 941-2244 or micaday@ius.edu