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

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

Tobacco Cessation – 1234

Face mask fact or fiction? A doctor answers

With so many opinions about face masks and the coronavirus, it can get confusing trying to determine what’s fact and what’s myth. Monalisa M. Tailor, M.D., internal medicine physician with Norton Community Medical Associates – [...]

Read Full Story

Closing racial health disparities will pay off with improved prevention

Increasing access to health care for African Americans will reduce racial health disparities, but real progress will come as more patients get preventive medicine like routine lab work and cancer screenings, according to a physician […]

Read Full Story

How to take care of yourself

Self-care often is defined as the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, especially during times of stress. Engaging in self-care tends to increase happiness, sense of well-being, ability [...]

Read Full Story

How to put on and take off a face mask safely

Wearing a face mask the right way reduces the risk of spreading COVID-19 isn’t as simple as it sounds. Nurse practitioners with Norton Healthcare Prevention & Wellness explain the importance of wearing a mask, as [...]

Read Full Story

Taking it easy on the alcohol can increase your chances of fighting off COVID-19

Even though there isn’t anywhere to go, and boredom is a real thing, this is an especially good time to moderate our alcohol intake. According to the World Health Organization, more than moderate alcohol consumption […]

Read Full Story
Related Stories

Face mask fact or fiction? A doctor answers

With so many opinions about face masks and the coronavirus, it can get confusing trying to determine what’s fact and what’s myth. Monalisa M. Tailor, M.D., internal medicine physician with Norton Community Medical Associates – [...]

Read Full Story

Closing racial health disparities will pay off with improved prevention

Increasing access to health care for African Americans will reduce racial health disparities, but real progress will come as more patients get preventive medicine like routine lab work and cancer screenings, according to a physician […]

Read Full Story

How to take care of yourself

Self-care often is defined as the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, especially during times of stress. Engaging in self-care tends to increase happiness, sense of well-being, ability [...]

Read Full Story

How to put on and take off a face mask safely

Wearing a face mask the right way reduces the risk of spreading COVID-19 isn’t as simple as it sounds. Nurse practitioners with Norton Healthcare Prevention & Wellness explain the importance of wearing a mask, as [...]

Read Full Story

Taking it easy on the alcohol can increase your chances of fighting off COVID-19

Even though there isn’t anywhere to go, and boredom is a real thing, this is an especially good time to moderate our alcohol intake. According to the World Health Organization, more than moderate alcohol consumption […]

Read Full Story

Search our entire site.

Schedule an Appointment

Select an appointment date and time from available spots listed below.