Tobacco usage, such as smoking and vaping, is prevalent throughout our region in both adults and youth in middle and high school. The user rates and associated risks make this a priority health concern for our communities. Because most people know that smoking is dangerous to their health, our cessation efforts focus almost exclusively on how to quit, not why to quit.
For more information or to meet with a Tobacco Treatment Specialist, call 270-417-7564.
Our Programs and Resources
Owensboro Health provides the following programs and resources at NO COST to members of our community. Ask about our virtual options!
Freedom From Smoking
The Freedom From Smoking® program is for individuals who are ready to quit smoking. This seven-week class series meets weekly on Tuesdays and has multiple start dates each year.
N-O-T (Not On Tobacco) Teen Program
The voluntary teen program is provided at NO COST to youth ages 14-19. Both group sessions and one-on-one counseling are available.
Tobacco Treatment Specialists
Tobacco Treatment Specialists meet one-on-one with participants to discuss their triggers, concerns and previous attempts at quitting. For more information or to meet with TTS, call 270-417-7564.
- SmokeFree.gov: Find tools and tips to quit and stay quit.
- CDC: Tips from Former Smokers
- CDC: How to Quit Smoking: Find telephone, apps and text lines for additional support and free coaching.