The Lincoln Trail District Health Department strongly supports smoking and tobacco cessation and the prevention of tobacco use.
Cigarette smoking, which harms nearly every organ in the body, is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. If you smoke, you increase your risk of heart disease, stroke and lung cancer and number of other health problems.
Further, any level of secondhand smoke poses health risks for children and adults. Secondhand smoke contains hundreds of toxic chemicals including about 70 that can cause cancer.
• We are ready to be a partner and resource to grassroots efforts for tobacco-free policies.
• We coordinate continuing education for professionals such as healthcare and childcare workers.
• We are especially concerned about preventing youth smoking. Health educators are available to provide classes tailored for the needs of area schools. For examples, some schools have asked us to coordinate a class as a prevention method and other require students who break tobacco-free school policy to attend a class.
• The department provides materials for Cooper/Clayton Method for quitting smoking, which is a popular choice for workplace programs across the district. The workbook is provided for a small fee and the program requires a nicotine replacement product not provided by the department.
LEARN MORE: Find out more about the health consequences of tobacco use.
GET HELP: Thinking about quitting? Quit Now Kentucky can help.