Methodist Hospital strives to educate the public on health related issues and when possible, offer classes, trainings, and other forms of assistance to members of our community. Methodist proudly offers the Cooper Clayton Method to Stop Smoking. This 13 week program is a science-based, highly successful program utilizing proven methods to stop smoking which include education, skills training, and social support.
An informational meeting for anyone interested in quitting smoking will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, in the basement classrooms of Methodist Hospital. Weekly one-hour sessions will begin Tues, November 6, and continue for 12 weeks, concluding January 29, 2013. Participation in the class is free. However, participants will be responsible for buying a $5 course book and the nicotine replacement product of their choice.
The Cooper-Clayton Method to Stop Smoking was developed over 20 years ago by two faculty members at the University of Kentucky. Thomas Cooper, DDS, a dentist and former heavy smoker developed the program with Richard Clayton, PhD, an expert on drug addiction.
The Cooper Clayton Method is a safe and effective way to help people stay smoke-free for the rest of their lives. It provides weekly education sessions in conjunction with a warm, accepting, support group environment. Participants are instructed on how to utilize nicotine replacement products such as the nicotine patch, nicotine gum, or nicotine lozenge. The program encourages the use of nicotine replacement therapy, but the support group is crucial to being successful.
The Cooper-Clayton Method is facilitated by healthcare professionals specially trained in evaluating individual smoking patterns, introducing behavior modification techniques, leading group discussions, and minimizing relapse. The program offers expertise, encouragement, and the motivation needed to become smoke-free.
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To register, or for more information, contact the Education and Research Department at Methodist Hospital, (270) 827-7114.