Lincoln Health Department supports The Great American Smoke-out

November 17, 2004

Dear Editor:

The Great American Smoke-out is Thursday. This is a program started by the American Cancer Society, and every year in November, smokers everywhere are encouraged to put their pack of cigarettes down, hopefully for good.

The Lincoln County Health Department is supporting this day by distributing information in several ways across Lincoln County. Many of these activities were in cooperation with the Family Resource Centers and the Youth Service Center at the high school:

Doctor's offices have flyers hanging up in their offices and have been given information about quitting smoking.

Family Resource Centers at the elementary schools have been given information and it has been distributed to the students to take home to their parents.


Restaurants have also been approached about going smoke-free for the day and some have put up information for us.

The Youth Service Center's Teen Against Tobacco Use group at Lincoln County High School has posted flyers and plans on making announcements throughout the day.

The Lincoln County Health Department can help those that are interested in quitting smoking. We offer a class, called the Cooper/Clayton Method To Stop Smoking. This is a 13-week support group for those wanting to stop smoking. It takes the smoker through the process and stages of becoming a non-smoker. The next class is Jan. 11 at 5:30 p.m., and every Tuesday thereafter, (location to be determined at a later date).

Smoking is a very difficult addiction. If you are interested in quitting, and you are a Lincoln County resident and would like to join the next class or would just like more information, call Lee Ann Taylor at the Lincoln County Health Department at (606) 365-3106. You can be a non-smoker!

For more information on the Great American Smoke-out you can call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or you can visit them on the web at

Lee Ann Taylor

Senior health educator

Lincoln County Health Department

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