This is a free series of classes to help you stop smoking.Madison County Health Department offers the Freedom from Smoking® program, a smoking cessation class for adults. Meetings are held one night a week.
As America’s gold standard smoking cessation program for over 25 years, Freedom from Smoking® helps participants create personalized plans to overcome their tobacco addiction.
With a recent new edition, the program is based on the latest research on addiction and behavior change. It approaches the difficulties of quitting with a sensitive, supportive style. We believe that quitting smoking is a process, not a single event. The program takes you through several lessons first, ensuring that solid information about preparing to quit is given before Quit Day.
Studies show that people who use the program are six times more likely to be smoke-free one year later than those who try to quit on their own.
According to our health educators at the Madison County Health Department, the program is especially helpful because it’s taught by a trained facilitator who helps participants learn what triggers their smoking, when they’re most likely to smoke, and the best way to approach the quitting process.
The class is free and smoking cessation aids are available at reduced cost. You can enroll in the program by calling 859-228-2044, Monday-Friday to find out when the next class is scheduled.