Thomas M. Cooper, DDS, was a heavy cigarette
smoker for 36 years. He made repeated attempts
to stop smoking but was not successful until he
developed the Cooper/Clayton Method. He
knows nicotine therapy works!
Richard Clayton, PhD, is an internationally
known expert on drug addiction including
nicotine addiction. Dr's. Clayton and Cooper
have helped thousands of people stop smoking
using the Cooper/Clayton Method.
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 Cooper/Clayton Method is offered in two forms. For those who choose to use the Self Help Program, everything they need is provided in the DVD and book described in the products section of the web page. Those who prefer to participate in a Support Group Program can locate one in their area and join it. If no Cooper/Clayton Support Group is available, the facilitator kit described in the products section contains everything needed to train a Cooper/Clayton Facilitator and develop a Cooper/Clayton Support Group.
Participants in the Cooper/Clayton Method to Stop Smoking utilize nicotine replacement products such as the nicotine gum, nicotine lozenge, or nicotine patch.
Working with The Kentucky Cancer Program and The Kentucky Department for Public Health, local health departments and numerous community partners, ongoing classes are currently conducted across the state. Most of the classes are available to Kentuckians free, except for the cost of the nicotine replacement products and the participant book.