Smoking cessation classes will begin on Sept. 18

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It’s time to clear the air! On Sept. 18, the Marion County and Washington County health departments will host the “Cooper/Clayton Method to Become a Non-Smoker,” a 13-week comprehensive program. Classes will be held on Tuesday nights at 5:30 p.m. at the Washington County Health Department.
These workshops have been conducted all over Kentucky over the past several years and have been very successful. Anyone who wants to stop smoking is invited to participate.
The Cooper/Clayton Method to Become a Non-Smoker is an effective smoking cessation program, which addresses all aspects of smoking.                                   
It is successful because there is a long term support group, the weekly education sessions are designed to achieve and maintain abstinence, and because it uses nicotine replacement products.
The facilitator for the Tuesday evening meetings is Health Educator Jennifer Osborne. She is trained in evaluating individual smoking patterns, understanding behavior modification techniques and leading group discussions to minimize relapse.  
Classes are free, however participants will pay for their own nicotine patches, gum or lozenges. Classes will meet one hour each week at the Washington County Health Department beginning Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 5:30 p.m. Participants must pre-register and a minimum of six people is required for the class to take place.
For more information or to register call Jennifer Osborne at the Marion County Health Department, (270) 692-3393 or Washington County Health Department, (859) 336-3989.