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Health Education: Tobacco Prevention & Cessation
   
 
The Tobacco Use Cessation and Prevention Program aim is to improve the public health by:
 
    •  Preventing youth from starting to use tobacco.
 
    •  Encouraging people to stop using tobacco.
 
    •  Protecting our families, friends and community
        from the dangers of secondhand smoke.
 
    •  Working with community leaders to encourage
        ways to protect the community from the
        hazards of tobacco use.
 
   

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Tobacco Cessation Programs
   
 
Quitting isn’t easy and we’re offering several options to help you along the way.  The Anderson County Health Department offers the Cooper-Clayton method to stop smoking. 
 
What is the Cooper-Clayton Method?
The Cooper/Clayton Method is a REALISTIC and REASONABLE method to stop smoking! The Cooper/Clayton Method utilizes nicotine replacement therapy in the form of nicotine gum, the nicotine patch or the nicotine lozenge or other prescription medications to minimize nicotine withdrawal. Groups meet for one hour each week, for 13 weeks, with continuing support up to or past 24 weeks.
 
The classes are offered at no charge, although participants must pay for nicotine replacement products. Classes begin in January and September. For more information, contact us at (502) 839-4551.  
 
 
1-800-QUIT-NOW: The KY Tobacco Quit-Line
1-800-QUIT NOW is a statewide telephone service that will provide brief intervention and support for people who want to stop smoking or using other tobacco products. Callers, both smokers and nonsmokers, can receive information about tobacco dependence and treatment options. Tobacco cessation counselors will staff phone lines Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
 
 
 
   
 
Secondhand Smoke & Clean Indoor Air
   
 

What is Secondhand Smoke and why should I be concerned about exposure?

Secondhand smoke is a mixture of the smoke given off by the burning end of a cigarette, pipe or cigar and the smoke exhaled from the lungs of smokers. Secondhand smoke contains more than 250 chemicals known to be toxic or cancer causing, including formaldehyde, benzene, vinyl chloride, arsenic, ammonia, and hydrogen cyanide.
 
Secondhand smoke is also called environmental tobacco smoke (ETS); exposure to secondhand smoke is called involuntary smoking, or passive smoking.

For more information please visit Secondhand Smoke and Your Family by the American Lung Association.

 Anderson County Smoke-Free Dining Guide (Updated 12.30.09)

 The developing lungs of young children are severely affected by exposure to secondhand smoke for several reasons including that children are still developing physically, have higher breathing rates than adults, and have little control over their indoor environments. Children receiving high doses of secondhand smoke, such as those with smoking mothers, run the greatest risk of damaging health effects.

 
   
   
       
Anderson County Health Department
1180 Glensboro Road • Lawrenceburg, KY 40342 • 502.839.4551 • FAX:502.839.8099
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