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Tobacco Cessation Classes Scheduled

February 16th, 2011

The next series of Cooper-Clayton Tobacco Cessation classes is scheduled to begin Wednesday April 6.

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 Wednesdays starting April 6, at the Martin County Health Department, 136 Rockcastle Road, Inez, Kentucky.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Martin County Courthouse is now Smoke-Free!

January 3rd, 2011

The Martin County Fiscal Court has passed an ordinance banning smoking in the Martin County Courthouse and Courthouse Annex.  http://bit.ly/g3PJJr

Tackling Tobacco Player of the Week

August 30th, 2010

Tackling Tobacco

Kentucky’s Tobacco Quitline announces the launch of the TACKLING TOBACCO Player of the Week campaign to honor the best high school football players in the Commonwealth.  Each week of the 2010 football season, players, fans, family, and coaches can nominate a deserving player for the TACKLING TOBACCO Player of the Week honor.  Fans from across the state will vote for the weekly winner.  The winner will be announced each Friday.

The process begins with the first football game of the season on August 27.  Fans can nominate a deserving player at www.TheSportsFlash.com.  Nominations are accepted until noon on Monday.  “The Sports Flash” (TSF) Radio Network will announce the weekly nominees on Monday afternoon.  Visitors to the site will find a brief description of the student-athletes accomplishments on the playing field.  Fans from across the state will have the opportunity to vote for the weekly winner until 8:00 P.M. EDT on Thursday.  The weekly winner will be announced on Friday.  Each weekly winner will be eligible for the TACKLING TOBACCO Player of the Year honor.

“Once players are nominated, their fans get the word out in their school and community and encourage others to vote,” explains Mike Sinnott, president of “The Sports Flash” Radio Network.  “This is a great opportunity for the community to come together and recognize talented local athletes.”

TACKLING TOBACCO Player of the Week is sponsored by Kentucky’s Tobacco Quitline, which provides assistance to Kentuckians 15 years of age and older who want to break their addiction to tobacco.

“The nominees have worked hard on the field to ensure their team’s success,”  Sinnott says.  “Kentucky’s Tobacco Quitline works just as hard to ensure success for those wanting to quit using tobacco products.”

Kentucky’s Tobacco Quitline offers FREE telephone coaching to assist people wanting to quit using tobacco products.  By calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669), teens and adults can receive confidential, one-on-one assistance with tobacco cessation.  For additional information about Kentucky’s Tobacco Quitline, visit http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/info/dpgi/hp/quitline.htm or contact Jan Beauchamp at 502-564-9358 or via e-mail at Jan.Beauchamp@ky.gov.

TSF Radio Network has 38 network affiliates throughout Kentucky and will support the campaign with radio advertising.  TSF Radio Network has managed similar tobacco prevention campaigns in multiple states, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Wyoming, and Montana.  Previously, TSF Radio Network managed the Kentucky “No Spit” All-Stars campaign that targeted spit tobacco use.

For more information about the TACKLING TOBACCO campaign, contact TSF Radio Network’s Mike Sinnott at (517) 927-4570.  For additional information about Kentucy’s Tobacco Quitline, contact Quitline Coordinator Jan Beauchamp at (502) 564-9358 x 3817.

Sheldon Clark students participate in Kick Butt Day

April 15th, 2010

April 14, 2010, Inez, Kentucky - The Tobacco Control Program of the Martin County Health Department would like to recognize the L.I.N.K.S. Youth and Family Resource Center at Sheldon Clark High School for their school’s participation in Kick Butts Day. Especially Mr. Baldridge’s first period AP European history class for winning the school wide competition by collecting the most amount of canned food items.

Kick Butts Day is a national day set aside each year to encourage smokers to kick the smoking habit.

Each of the school’s Family Resource Centers was invited to encourage each classroom to collect canned food items to be donated to local food pantries.  Each can was to be labeled with health facts regarding tobacco use or the harmful effects of secondhand smoke.  The class in each school with the greatest number of canned food items could win a pizza party sponsored by the Martin County Health Department.

The Director of the LINKS FRC, Terri Simpkins was very instrumental in getting the word out to students and faculty about the Kick Butts Day competition.

The class that won was Mr. Baldridge’s first period AP European history class.  Mr. Baldridge reported the students enjoyed the assignment and learned a great deal about the harmful effects of tobacco.  One student learned about third hand smoke for the first time.  Mrs. Simpkins reported she was able to use some of the food almost immediately to help a family in need.  Two good things were accomplished, students learned, and a family had food to eat because of the effort of these 27 tremendous students and one outstanding instructor, and one committed resource center director.

The Martin County Health Department is looking forward to work again with the county’s Family Resources Centers in November for the Great American Smoke-Out.

The Great American Smoke-Out is held in November each year.  The focus of the event is to get smokers to stop smoking for 24 hours.  A pizza party for the winning classroom in each school would be just as tasty in November as it was last week.  Details of the competition will be released in October to the center directors.

Ten Tobacco Users Kick the Habit

April 14th, 2010

 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.