September 1, 2016

Free tobacco cessation class offered Sept. 19

BATAVIA, Ohio (Sept. 1, 2016) – Clermont County Public Health is offering a free tobacco cessation class 5:30-6:45 p.m. Sept. 19 at 2400 Clermont Center Drive, Suite 103 in Batavia. The class will be led by a public health nurse and tobacco treatment specialist.

Public Health Commissioner Julianne Nesbit.

Public Health Commissioner Julianne Nesbit.

Tobacco use is one of the top health concerns in Clermont County. More than 27 percent of Clermont County residents use tobacco, compared to only 23 percent in Ohio, and 19 percent nationwide.

“We want to reduce the number of tobacco users and improve the overall health of Clermont County,” said Health Commissioner Julianne Nesbit. Clermont County Public Health created a tobacco cessation counseling program this year to help people quit tobacco. “This class will be an introduction to our more in-depth counseling sessions. We want anyone who is considering quitting to attend and see what resources are available, and how we can help them quit,” said Nesbit. After the class those interested can sign up for individualized counseling sessions.

The class will cover the health and financial effects of tobacco use, education about nicotine addiction, withdrawal symptoms, FDA approved medications and the basics of a quit plan. Call 513.735.8421 to sign up for the class. For more information on tobacco cessation call Clermont County Public Health at 513-735-8421 or visit www.ccphohio.org.
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About Clermont County Public Health: CCPH is a local government agency that provides public and environmental services, nursing services and education to Clermont County residents. CCPH is dedicated to the mission of striving to improve Clermont County by preventing disease, promoting health, and protecting the environment. For more information, visit http://www.ccphohio.org or call 513.732.7499.