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NEW! Freedom From Smoking Class

Did you know that only 5% of smokers quit without any type of assistance?

You don't have to do it alone.

Join the NKU Freedom From Smoking class for practical guidance, support, and encouragement on your quit journey this fall.

When: Every Thursday, 12-1pm, October 6 - November 17
              Quit Day Tuesday, October 25

Where: NKU Student Union, see meeting rooms below with class schedule.

Who: Open to all NKU faculty, staff, students, and community members desiring to quit cigarettes, chew/smokeless tobacco, and vaping.

How: Register online. Space is limited to 18. Registration deadline is October 5.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) will be discussed. While this class is open to the community, priority registration will be given to NKU faculty, staff, and students. You will be notified if you are put on the wait list. 

Weekly topics will include:

Session 1, October 6, SU 109: Thinking About Quitting

Session 2, October 13, SU 105: On the Road to Freedom

Session 3, October 20, SU 109: Wanting to Quit

Session 4, October 25, SU 105: Quit Day

Session 5, October 27, SU 109: Winning Strategies

Session 6, November 3, SU 109: The New You

Session 7, November 10, SU 109: Staying Off

Session 8, November 17, SU 109: Celebration

Contact Kim Baker, Director of Wellness with questions. 


Call it Quits Documentary

The program examines effective medications and behavioral strategies available today to help tobacco users give up smoking for good and improve their health. Part of KET's ongoing Smoking Cessation initiative funded in part by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

Tobacco-Free Kentucky Kids Documentary

The program focuses on efforts to reduce smoking and other tobacco use among teenagers, featuring leaders in Kentucky's teen smoking prevention field. It also examines the use of smokeless tobacco by teens and efforts by high school students to discourage their peers from using tobacco. Part of KET's ongoing Smoking Cessation initiative funded in part by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

Debbie Patten, Assistant Professor of Respiratory Care

Debbie Patten MA, RRT, CHSE
Associate Professor
CHHS Allied Health Respiratory Care
Tobacco Cessation Specialist
Freedom from Smoking Facilitator



Rose Tempel, M.S.N., A.P.R.N., Nurse Practitioner/Director of Health Services


Rose Tempel, M.S.N., A.P.R.N.
Nurse Practitioner
Director of Health, HCSW
Freedom From Smoking Facilitator