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Get Practical Support and Encouragement to Help You Quit


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 Tobacco Cessation program for free, one-on-one cessation counseling.

Sessions can be offered virtually or in person on a limited basis. 

  • FREE to all faculty, staff and students.
  • 4 one-hour sessions provide guided counseling, support and encouragement from a Tobacco Cessation Specialist and certified American Cancer Society (ACS) Fresh Start Facilitators.
  • Topics include understanding the addiction, planning to quit, coping mechanisms for cravings and dealing with withdrawal.

Additional Lung Health and Cessation Resources

Kentucky Cancer Program

American Cancer Society

American Lung Association

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder COPD Foundation

Mesothelioma and Smoking

Journal of COPD Foundation - Smoking Cessation Amid the Coronoa Virus 2019 Pandemic: Making Every Contact Count

St. Elizabeth Tobacco Cesstion Support

Vaping/E-Cig Resources

What Does Vaping Do to Your Lungs?

National Institutes of Health (NIH) 

Take Down Tobacco

Kick Butts Truth Initiative

Truth Initiative Quit Smoking and Vaping Tools

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.

 

           

Contact Debbie or Kim to schedule your sessions.

Debbie Patten, Assistant Professor of Respiratory Care

 

Debbie Patten MA, RRT, CHSE
Faculty, CHHS Allied Health
Tobacco Cessation Specialist
ACS Certified Fresh Start Facilitator
FH, 495J
(859) 572-5866
pattend@nku.edu

Kim Baker, Director of Wellness

Kim Baker, ACSM EP-C
Director of Wellness
Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) Member
ACS Certified Fresh Start Facilitator
FH 359A
(859) 572-1922
bakerk7@nku.edu                     

Recorded Webinar: Reducing Employee Risk: COVID-19, Tobacco Use and Smoke-free Environments

30-minute webinar focused on understanding the increased risk of tobacco use/smoking and COVID-19 complications. There will be speakers from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Kentucky Cancer Program, Kentucky Cancer Consortium and the University of Kentucky. Resources for worksites related to tobacco treatment and smoke-free environments will be highlighted. 

Reducing Employee Risk: COVID-19, Tobacco Use and Smoke-free Environments Supplemental Resource Kit