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Cooper/Clayton Method

Since 2001 the KCP has provided facilitator training and assisted with program development and evaluation for the Cooper/Clayton Method to Stop Smoking. This successful science-based smoking cessation program uses education, skills training, and social support in combination with use of nicotine replacement products. One-hour weekly classes are spread over 12 weeks.

In addition, a Cooper/Clayton Self Help program available for people who cannot, or prefer not to, participate in a class.

The program was started more than 20 years ago by University of Kentucky faculty members Thomas Cooper, a dentist and former heavy smoker, and Richard Clayton, an expert on drug addiction. Since 2001 KCP has trained over 1,100 facilitators in collaboration with Drs. Cooper and Clayton. KCP also offers regular facilitator refresher courses.

Current Cooper/Clayton classes

Cooper/Clayton facilitator training

Cooper/Clayton materials

Toolkit for facilitators