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Tobacco Cessation

Tobacco Cessation


To address the high rates of lung cancer in Kentucky, KCP makes treating tobacco use and dependence a priority. Programs are offered to help users to stop smoking, vaping or using spit tobacco. They help individuals develop quit plans and facilitate access to group classes, resources, information, and Kentucky's Tobacco Quitline, 1-800-QUIT-NOW. KCP also offers educational programs to train hospitals, health care providers and others for treating tobacco use and to implement tobacco free policies.

Plan to Be Tobacco Free

Plan to Be Tobacco Free

Plan to Be Tobacco Free is KCP's free tobacco program for those planning to quit tobacco use. The one-time session lasts up to an hour and helps tobacco users prepare to be successful. Participants receive latest information on medications, free resources, and recommended options along with guidance on developing an individualized quit plan. The program is available to businesses, local health departments and hospitals. For more information, call your regional KCP office.

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Kentucky's Tobacco Quitline

1-800-QUIT-NOW, Kentucky's Tobacco Quitline, sponsored by the Kentucky Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program, offers one-on-one coaching for tobacco users who are ready to quit. Pregnant women are offered free nicotine replacement products and monetary incentives. Uninsured participants are also eligible for free nicotine replacement products. For more information, view this eight-minute video featuring people who have called the Quitline and the coaches who provide support.

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Kentucky Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program

Kentucky Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program has contracted with KCP to work in public housing complexes, military bases and Veteran's Administration medical centers to facilitate tobacco cessation services among constituents. Cancer control specialists will work with the leadership at Ft. Knox and Ft. Campbell, and VA medical centers to assess current tobacco programs and resources for active military and veterans to design and implement interventions. KCP will work with housing complex administrators and residents to promote Freedom from Smoking classes and other tobacco cessation treatment resources to residents.

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Aspire

Aspire is a school-based, teen-savvy online tobacco prevention and cessation program for middle and high school students. The self-paced program features original videos, animation and games; testimonies from peers, doctors, smokers and non-smokers; information on short and long-term health consequences of tobacco; tips and resources to avoid the temptation to smoke or to stop smoking. For additional information, call your regional KCP office or visit the Aspire website.

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence is available to help hospitals, health care providers and others address patient tobacco use and implement tobacco-free policies. Customized presentations to meet individual organizational needs are available on request. For more information, call KCP (502) 852-6318. View AHRQ website for a downloadable guideline.

Smoking Cessation and Reduction in Pregnancy Treatment (SCRIPT) Program

Smoking Cessation and Reduction in Pregnancy Treatment (SCRIPT) Program

Smoking Cessation and Reduction in Pregnancy Treatment (SCRIPT) Program. To address the high rates of tobacco use among pregnant women, KCP offers a customized program, Smoking Cessation and Reduction in Pregnancy Treatment. Cancer control specialists conduct trainings for health care providers and others serving pregnant women to assist with tobacco use cessation.



Freedom From Smoking

Freedom from Smoking

Freedom from Smoking is a tobacco cessation program sponsored by the American Lung Association. KCP cancer control specialists have been trained to provide this eight-week program in communities through regional offices. For information about classes, call your regional KCP office.