Quit to Succeed - Succeed to Live
Owensboro Health exists to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities we serve.
Screening, early detection and national-quality care are some of the most important parts of the fight against lung cancer.
More important than all of them, however, is the importance of prevention. Because tobacco use is so closely linked to lung cancer – 85% of those cases coming from smoking – and other related diseases, it’s important to help patients to become tobacco-free and stay tobacco-free.
That’s why in 2018, Owensboro Health funded a $25,000 grant to the Green River District Health Department to help fund nicotine replacement therapy for individuals who want to quit tobacco.
Individuals who want to quit can do the following:
"If we can't top the smoking, I feel like we're jst running to stand still," said Dr. Patrick Padgett, a clinical radiologist.