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Health department offering spring/summer classes to help kick smoking habit

Lexington smokers will have two opportunities to break the habit this spring and summer.

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is hosting two 12-week smoking cessation classes designed for people who want to quit smoking. The first class will be held 6-7 p.m. starting Tuesday, May 3, at the Lexington Public Library Northside Branch, 1737 Russell Cave Road. The second class will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at the Lexington Public Library Tates Creek Branch, 3628 Walden Drive.

To register for one of the classes, call 288-2327 or attend the first night of the class.

The Cooper-Clayton Method to Stop Smoking provides 12 weeks of education and support sessions that have been proven effective for smokers no matter how long they’ve used tobacco products. The class requires a $50 registration deposit that will be reimbursed upon completion of the program if the person has completed all 12 classes and has remained smoke-free. Participants will receive nicotine replacement therapy products, such as nicotine gum, patches and lozenges, at no cost as long as they are smoke-free after the third week of the program.

The health department also uses the KY QUITLINE at 1-800-QUIT-NOW and Becomeanex.org, which is a web-based cessation program.

For additional information, become a fan of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/LFCHD.


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