Ten Tobacco Users Kick the Habit

April 14th, 2010 by mike Leave a reply »

 April 14, 2010, Inez, Kentucky – Ten former tobacco users were acknowledged Tuesday April 13 at a ceremony at the Martin County Health Department for completing the Cooper-Clayton Smoking Cessation Program.

The Cooper-Clayton Smoking Cessation Program is a 13-week program that helps participants stop smoking with peer support, educational guidance and nicotine replacement therapy.

Health Department Tobacco Coordinator Geneva Wallen was extremely proud of the accomplishments of these ten individuals.  Many have tried countless times in the past to quit the habit.  Participants have had much success with the Cooper-Clayton program because it combines nicotine replacement therapy with a weekly support group. As many as 45 percent of heavy smokers who use the Cooper-Clayton method, successfully stop smoking.  The graduates of the program can boast of not using tobacco products since January.

Geneva would like to encourage anyone in the community who needs help overcoming tobacco addiction to call the Martin County Health Department and sign up.

A session of the Cooper-Clayton Smoking Cessation Program will start on April 20. Cooper-Clayton is a comprehensive, 13-week program that helps participants stop smoking with peer support, educational guidance and nicotine replacement therapy. The classes will meet from 11 to 12 p.m. on Tuesdays, starting April 20, at the Martin County Health Department, 136 Rockcastle Road, Inez, Kentucky.

The last chance to enroll in this session will be during the Tuesday April 27 class.

The Cooper-Clayton classes are $1 (one dollar) per class which includes the cost of program book and nicotine patches, gum or lozenges.

 To register for the Cooper-Clayton classes, please call 298-7752 or stop by the Martin County Health Department, 136 Rockcastle Road, Inez, Kentucky.

For more information about the classes or the Health Department’s tobacco program, please call Geneva Wallen at 298-7752 or visit www.martincountyhealth.org.

Pictured are five graduates of the Cooper-Clayton Smoking Cessation Method, along with Martin County Health Department Tobacco Coordinator Geneva Wallen.

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