Louisville Health Department Offering Free Stop-smoking Classes

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WDRB | RACHEL COLLIER | SEPTEMBER 11, 2015

Ever wanted to kick the habit? Now you can stop smoking for free. The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness is offering free stop-smoking classes.

It uses a 13-week program with weekly support group meetings, and free weekly supplies of nicotine patches and gum. The program has a 42%, compared to a 9% success rate with using patches and gum alone.

There are courses starting this month and in October.

There are several ways to register: by phone 574 – STOP (574-7867), email StopSmoking@louisvilleky.gov or online.

Below is a list of classes that begin in September and October.  The day listed is the beginning class of the 13-week program.

  • September 14 – Mondays, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., South Oaks Senior Housing Complex, 11717 Tierney Ave.
  • September 14 – Mondays, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Family Health Centers East Broadway, 834 East Broadway
  • September 15 – Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., YMCA Southwest, 2800 Fordhaven Rd.
  • September 21 – Wednesdays, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Iroquois Library, 601 West Woodlawn Ave.
  • September 23 – Wednesdays, 6:00 -7:00 p.m., Gilda’s Club Louisville, 633 Baxter Ave.
  • October 1, Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., Family Health Centers Portland, 2215 Portland Ave.
  • October 5, Mondays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Family Health Centers Portland, 2215 Portland Ave.

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