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Plan To Be Tobacco Free

Established in 1982 by the Kentucky General Assembly, the Kentucky Cancer Program (KCP) is a program to help Kentuckians learn which smoking cessation programs are available and assist them with deciding which option is best for them.
The FREE one-time class is conducted by KCP Tobacco Treatment Navigators at worksites and in community locations for individuals who use tobacco, their friends and family. Participants will learn about tobacco cessation products, assess personal habits, and develop a customized quit plan.

Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death in Kentucky! The good news is that it is never too late to stop, but quitting can be difficult because tobacco contains nicotine, which is addictive. Quitting has immediate health benefits for tobacco users of all ages and is one of the most important steps people can take for their own health and for the ones they love.

The Kentucky Cancer Program has developed a new educational program to assist thousands of Kentuckians who are interested in overcoming tobacco use and dependence. Tobacco Treatment Navigators are conducting free classes at community locations for individuals who use tobacco, their friends and families.

Interactive Discussion Topics Of The Plan To Be Tobacco Free Program

  • Tobacco use & nicotine addiction
  • Assess you readiness to quit
  • Find out about medications available through healthcare providers
  • Learn about over-the-counter products that can help
  • Understand the benefits of a group support
  • Identify resources available from your community & national organizations
  • Take advantage of social media resources
  • Assess personal habits
  • Develop a customized plan to quit

The program is based on the U.S. Public Health Service’s Clinical Practice Guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence

Contact Us

For immediate assistance regarding tobacco cessation please call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Plan to be Tobacco Free Facilitator, call 270-688-3291.

See If A Lung Cancer Screening Is Right For You

Call Owensboro Health at 270-688-1946 and a nurse will ask about:

  • Your primary care provider’s name
  • Your smoking history – number of years and packs per day
  • When you quit smoking, if you no longer smoke
  • Your insurance

If you qualify for a low-dose CT lung cancer screening, you may set an appointment when you call.

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Freedom From Smoking Program

This evidence-based tobacco cessation program, trademarked by the American Lung Association is a life-changing 7-week course to STOP TOBACCO USE!

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