Kentucky has the highest smoking rate in the nation. As a result, we have the highest rate of lung cancer and have high incidence of heart disease as well.
In efforts to help reduce the smoking rate for the state and improve the health or our citizens, the Lincoln County Health Department is offering a free quit-smoking class for anyone living or working in Lincoln County.
The Cooper/Clayton Method to Stop Smoking is a 13-week support group that assists smokers in their effort to become non-smokers. Nicotine replacement (the nicotine patch or nicotine gum) will be provided free as well. Smoking is a hard habit to break, but with the assistance of a support group made up of others who are trying to quit, too, chances of quitting smoking are much higher.