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Health Care Professional Information

Quit Now Kentucky is a FREE tobacco cessation service to help Kentuckians quit smoking or using tobacco products. Quit Now Kentucky features proactive telephone coaching, web-based services, and text messaging.   Many people who use tobacco want to quit. By using Quit Now Kentucky, participants are one step closer to becoming tobacco free.

Kentuckians who want to stop using tobacco or are concerned about a family member or friend’s tobacco use can call 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669) from 8 am to 1 am EST (7 am to 12 midnight CST) Monday through Sunday or log on to for resources to prepare to quit.  All cessation services are offered in English or Spanish at the point of contact.   Counseling in other languages is available free through a third party translation service.  Deaf and hard-of-hearing services are also available.

 You receive FREE:

  • Support and advice from an experienced quit coach
  • A personalized quit program with self-help materials
  • The latest information about medications that can help you quit
  • Online resources (websites, interactive sites)
  • eCoach mobile app
  • Text messaging and other smart phone applications
  • Social support available online
  • Referral to additional Kentucky cessation resources
  • Pregnancy/postpartum program

Quit Now Kentucky Fax Referral Forms

The fax referral form or beginning on 4/1/2013 eReferral at allows health care providers the ease of referring patients/clients to the services of Quit Now Kentucky.  By having a patient/client signs the form and provide basic contract with patients interested in quitting tobacco use.

Statistics show tobacco users who are encouraged to quit by their health care providers are more motivated than those who are not.  By using the fax referral form or eReferral, physicians and other health care professionals’ can receive feedback on their referrals.

All information is confidential and only released with the consent of the patient/client.  For information about the Quit Now Kentucky services please refer to the Health Providers Fact Sheet.

Cooper/Clayton Method to Stop Smoking

The Cooper/Clayton Method to Stop Smoking is a 12-week program that encourages smokers to use nicotine replacement therapy while overcoming some of the behavioral aspects of nicotine addiction. This Cooper Clayton class list contains currently scheduled classes and contact information.  Contact your local health department to determine if additional groups are under way in your area.

Reports and Presentations Regarding Tobacco Cessation and Brief Intervention

What to tell your patients about smoking

Thirty Seconds to Save A Life 

What to do with a patient who smokes

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence - The OBGYN Patient

Relapse Smoker Protocol

The Myth About NRT

Pharmacotherapies Chart

Tobacco Cessation and the Impact of Tobacco Use on Oral Health

Tobacco Quitline poster

This is a colorful 8.5-inch by 14-inch poster available in English and en Español. Posters can be placed in public places with high foot traffic to increase awareness of the quitline. Other campaign materials include:

Be A Quitter Campaign Fact Sheet for Healthcare Professiona.pdf

Be A Quitter Campaign Poster.pdf


For help quitting tobacco:

Quit Now logo small

For telephone cessation assistance call:



8 a.m. - 1 a.m. Eastern time (7 a.m. - midnight Central time) Monday through Sunday

For Web-based cessation assistance go to Quit Now Kentucky

Download Fact Sheets:

Cessation Services Fact Sheet

Spanish version


Last Updated 11/20/2014