Tobacco Cessation Program | Norton Healthcare Louisville, Ky.

Norton Healthcare Prevention & Wellness Tobacco Cessation Program

Do cigarettes or tobacco have control over your life? You can stop smoking, and we can help. It may seem impossible, but it’s not. Smoking cessation classes and medication have helped millions of smokers around the nation kick the habit.

Norton Healthcare offers free classes to help you achieve a healthy, smoke-free lifestyle. Classes follow the American Lung Association Freedom From Smoking program, proven to be effective for millions of smokers.

To register for an upcoming class, click here or call (502) 629-1234.

Freedom From Smoking Sessions

The classes meet at locations throughout Louisville and Southern Indiana, for eight 60- to 90-minute sessions over seven weeks:

  • Weeks 1 to 3, we focus on behaviors, triggers, what drives you to smoke and medications to help you quit.
  • Week 4 is quit week.
  • Weeks 5 to 7, we focus on long-term strategies to stay tobacco-free.

Benefits When You Quit

Within 20 minutes after you smoke that last cigarette, your body begins a series of changes that continue for years.

  • Twenty minutes after quitting, your heart rate drops.
  • Twelve hours after quitting, the carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.
  • Two weeks to three months after quitting, your heart attack risk begins to drop. Your lung function begins to improve.
  • One to nine months after quitting, your coughing and shortness of breath decrease.
  • One year after quitting, your added risk for coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker’s.
  • Five to 15 years after quitting, your stroke risk is reduced to that of a nonsmoker’s.
  • Ten years after quitting, your risk of death from lung cancer is about half that of a smoker’s. Your risks for cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, kidney and pancreas decrease.
  • Fifteen years after quitting, your risk for coronary heart disease is that of a nonsmoker’s.

Select classes are offered in Spanish. Please call for more information (502) 899-6842.

Upcoming Classes

Date:  Wednesdays beginning  January 15  for seven weeks
Time:  5:30 to 7 p.m.
Location:   Norton Health and Wellness Center
1000 Dupont Road
Louisville, KY 40207

Date: Saturdays beginning January 18 for seven weeks
Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Northeast Regional Library
15 Bellevoir Circle
Louisville, KY 40223

Date: Wednesdays beginning February 5 for seven weeks
Time: 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Where: Jeffersonville Library
211 East Court Road
Jeffersonville, IN  47130

Dates:  Wednesdays beginning February 5 for seven weeks
Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Location: South Central Library
7300 Jefferson Blvd.
Louisville, KY 40219

Dates: Tuesdays beginning  February 18 for seven weeks
Time: 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Location: United Automobile Workers Union Hall
3000 Fern Valley Rd.
Louisville, KY 40213

Date: Mondays beginning February 24 for seven weeks
Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Online

Date: Mondays beginning March 2 for seven weeks
Time: 10:30 a.m. to noon
Location: St. Matthews Library
3940 Grandview Ave.
Louisville, KY 40207

Dates: Tuesdays beginning March 10 for seven weeks
Time: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Iroquois Library
601 Woodlawn Avenue
Louisville, KY 40215

Dates: Wednesdays beginning March 18 for seven weeks
Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Location: Norton Health and Wellness Center
1000 Dupont Road
LouisvilleKentucky 40207

Dates: Wednesdays beginning April 1 for seven weeks
Time: 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Location: Fairington Apartments of Clarksville
Building 2- Second Floor Community Room
2120 Lombardy Drive
Clarksville, IN 47129

Dates: Fridays beginning April 17 for seven weeks
Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Southwest Regional Library
Activity Room
9725 Dixie Highway
Louisville, KY 40272

Dates: Wednesday beginning May 6 for seven weeks
Time: 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Pat Harrison Cancer Resource Center
1206 Spring St,
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

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