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Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program


Second-hand Smoke

The Laurel County Health Department provides educational information on the dangers of second-hand smoke.  The health department supports local and state-wide efforts for Clean Indoor Air Ordinances and Regulations. 


For more information on Secondhand Smoke Dangers, visit the following websites:

Centers for Disease Control

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UK Center for Smoke-Free Policy

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U.S. Surgeon General's Reports

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Local Smoke Free Policy

In August 2009, the London City County passed a city-wide smoking ordinance that prohibited smoking in any building open to the public and within 25 feet of any public building entrance or exit.  You can view this ordinance at the following webpage:


Tobacco Cessation Resources


Quit Now Kentucky

Quit Now Kentucky is a FREE resource available to any resident of Kentucky.  The program has both a website and telephone counseling component.  Nicotine Replacement Therapy may be available either through the Quitline or the local health department.


View or download the following informational handouts regarding the Quit Now Kentucky Program
Quit Now Kentucky Cessation Services Fact Sheet PDF

Quit Now Kentucky can be accessed via telephone or online at:

1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or

To learn more about Kentucky's contract with National Jewish Health to provide Kentucky Tobacco Quitline Services, visit National Jewish Health QuitLogix Program.


Freedom from Smoking

In-person group clinics include eight sessions with a small group of eight to 16 people and are held throughout the country.  Led by a certified facilitator, the program features a step-by-step plan for quitting smoking and transitioning to a smokefree lifestyle. Each session is designed to help smokers gain control over their behavior, and because no single quit smoking plan is effective for all smokers, the program has a variety of evidence-based techniques for individuals to combine into their own plan to quit smoking. The clinic format also encourages participants to work on the process and problems of quitting, individually and as part of a group. 

LCHD hosts Freedom from Smoking Clinics periodically throughout the year.

Other Cessation Resources Available:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Smoking & Tobacco Use Section – multiple resources available


American Cancer Society 

Quit For Life Program – More info

(There is a fee associated with registration of this program)


Guide to Quitting Smoking (FREE) –

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Guide to Quitting Smokeless Tobacco (FREE)– Find out more


Quitting Smoking: Help for Cravings and Tough Situations (FREE)–

Visit www.Cancer.Org


American Lung Association

Freedom From Smoking Program Plus– 

(There is a fee associated with registration of this program)


American Heart Association