Gateway Hosts Smoking Cessation Class

Gateway Community and Technical College will host a Cooper-Clayton Smoking Cessation program beginning April 20 at its Edgewood Campus. The free class is sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Health Department and the Tobacco Prevention Coalition of Northern Kentucky.

Cooper-Clayton is a comprehensive, 13-week program that helps participants stop smoking with peer support, educational guidance and nicotine replacement therapy. The class at Gateway will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, beginning April 20, in Room 208 in the Nursing and Allied Health Science Center at the Edgewood Campus, 790 Thomas More Parkway. While the class is free, participants must purchase nicotine patches, gum or lozenges, if utilized.

According to the Northern Kentucky Health Department, participants have had much success with the Cooper-Clayton program because it combines nicotine replacement therapy with a weekly support group. As many as 45 percent of heavy smokers who use the Cooper-Clayton method successfully stop smoking. For more information, contact the health department
859.363.2093.