Smoking is the leading actual "cause of death" in the U.S.; and these deaths are preventable. Science-based programs to help individuals stop smoking are important interventions for public health and the healthcare delivery community. The Cooper/Clayton Method is being implemented by every health department and the Kentucky Cancer Program throughout the state. As the former Director of Cancer Control in Kentucky, it is apparent to me that the Cooper/Clayton program is the most popular and respected cancer control initiative in Kentucky.
Stephen W. Wyatt, DMD, MPH
Dean, College of Public Health
University of Kentucky
Click here for information about the self-help version of the Cooper/Clayton Method to Stop Smoking.
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3 Questions EVERY smoker needs to ask
1. Do you remember why you started smoking? 2. Do the reasons you started smoking still exist? 3. Have you ever considered you might be better off as a nonsmoker?
Welcome, to the Cooper/Clayton Method to Stop Smoking web site. We are glad you are here and hope that you will be able to SUCCESSFULLY become a nonsmoker. You are beginning a journey...it begins with you.
The Cooper/Clayton Method is a safe and effective way to help people stay smoke-free for the rest of their lives. The Cooper/Clayton Method is a comprehensive behavioral smoking cessation program. It was started over 25 years ago by two faculty members at the University of Kentucky. Thomas Cooper, DDS, a dentist and former heavy smoker developed the program with Richard Clayton, PhD, an expert on drug addiction.
This highly successful program is science based utilizing proven methods, which include education, skills training and social support. The classes consist of 12 one hour weekly sessions followed by relapse prevention. Participants utilize nicotine replacement products such as the nicotine patch, nicotine gum, or nicotine lozenge.
Principle # 1
Success is nothing more than a plan that is adhered to
Principle # 2
A major problem can be solved when cut up into a series of smaller problems