You can quit smoking
Lung cancer kills more men and women in the United States than any other type of cancer. The American Cancer Society says nearly 160,000 people die from lung cancer every year. Unfortunately, Kentucky is at the top of the list when it comes to lung cancer deaths, with 74.8 deaths per 100,000 people. If you currently smoke or have a history of smoking, it’s important to pay attention to your body, get regular checkups with a physician and get screened for lung cancer if you’re a candidate.
Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of death and disease in the United States. Cigarette smoking kills more than 480,000 Americans each year, and more than 41,000 of those deaths are from exposure to secondhand smoke, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The menu on the left provides insights and tips to help you make the decision to quit using tobacco today. Do it for yourself. Do it for those you love. Do it for your health.
Stop Smoking Classes
The Cooper/Clayton Method to Stop Smoking
This 13-week program combines nicotine gum, patches, or lozenges with support and behavior modification in a supportive group setting. This method will address all aspects of the smoking addiction. You will learn how to choose the nicotine replacement product best suited for you and how to remain tobacco-free through nutrition and exercise. Your facilitator is Cheryl Young, Patient Navigator.
The next Cooper/Clayton series will begin Aug. 21 and continue for 12 weeks, ending Nov. 13
12 to 1 p.m.
Marshall Women’s Center
Suite 108, Medical Plaza 3, Norton Healthcare - St. Matthews
4123 Dutchmans Ln, Louisville, Ky 40207 Park in Plaza 3 parking garage (closest to Brown’s Lane)
For more information or to register contact (502) 574-7867 or register online (choose the "8/21/15 - Fri., 12-1 PM, Marshall's Women's Center" class in the drop down menu)
Could you be at risk for lung cancer? Take an online lung cancer risk assessment and find out.