Tobacco use rates have declined overall in the U.S., yet there are still many opportunities to improve access to effective cessation treatment as nearly 1 in 4 Kentuckians continue to smoke.
In Kentucky, we also have persistently high levels of tobacco use among many vulnerable groups, including those with disabilities, mental health and substance use, pregnant women, and youth.
The good news is that there is affordable help for quitting tobacco. Our goal is to increase the reach of and access to these resources. We hope you will contact us for additional information and consider training as Tobacco Treatment Specialists. Find more information on our Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program here.
Here are a few resources you may find helpful:
- CDC Year of Cessation Overview
- CDC Tips From Former Smokers
- Quit Now Kentucky Tobacco Cessation Fact Sheet
- Kentucky Cancer Consortium's Tobacco Treatment Coverage FAQs for Kentucky