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​The mission of the Health Promotion Branch is to educate the public on the importance of a healthy lifestyle. By adopting healthy lifestyles, individuals increase the length and quality of their lives.

The Health Promotion Branch administers programs that focus on healthy living. These include: 

  • Physical Activity Program
  • Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program 
  • Healthy Communities Program
  • 5-2-1-0 Healthy Numbers for Kentucky Families
For information about these programs, contact Branch Manager at (502) 564-9358, extension 4015.

Smoking Cessation

Freedom From Smoking is a seven week-eight session tobacco cessation intervention developed by the American Lung Association.  This series of sessions identifies why a smoker smokes, options for nicotine replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy, helps tobacco users set a quit date, and provides support to remain tobacco-free.  Lectures, group discussion, and skills practice focusing on a variety of evidence-based cessation practices are led by a certified facilitator.  

Cooper/Clayton Method to Stop Smoking is a twelve-session cessation intervention developed by Drs. Thomas M. Cooper & Richard R. Clayton.  The program combines counseling with nicotine replacement therapy and social support to maximize success with minimal relapse.  A trained facilitator, primarily in a group setting, provides the intervention, which addresses all aspects of smoking-physical, psychological, and behavioral.

To find out when face-to-face classes (Freedom from Smoking or Cooper Clayton) are offered please call your local health department.

Free Assistance with Quitting

For telephone cessation assistance call:

1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)

8 a.m. - 1 a.m. EST (7 a.m. - 12 midnight CST) Monday through Sunday.

For web based cessation assistance log on at: www.QuitNowKentucky.org.