CALLOWAY COUNTY, KY (8/22/12) – Tom Cooper was a heavy smoker for 36 years, trying eight times to kick the habit. Yet, on the ninth attempt, at age 57, Tom tried something different by combining nicotine replacement therapy with a smoking cessation program - and it worked.
After his success, Cooper, D.D.S., partnered with Richard Clayton, Ph.D., to develop the Cooper-Clayton Method To Stop Smoking, a 13-week program which includes weekly education sessions in a warm and accepting support group environment. The program encourages the use of nicotine replacement therapy, but focuses heavily on the support group as a crucial step to success.
The Center for Health & Wellness at Murray-Calloway County Hospital hosts regular Cooper-Clayton programs and will begin the next 13-week series on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The group will continue to meet every Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. until program completion.
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 required. To register, call the Center for Health & Wellness at (270) 762-1348.
Information provided by Kyser Lough
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