Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ KTPCP_4C_Ver.pngTobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and around the world. Every year more than 8,000 Kentuckians die of illnesses caused by smoking.

The Kentucky Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program's​​ mission is to reduce the number of preventable and premature deaths caused by tobacco. We do this by encouraging youth and others not to start using tobacco products and providing Kentuckians free resources to help them quit smoking, vaping and using other tobacco products.

The Kentucky Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program receives funds from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. These funds along with grant from CDC make it possible for Kentucky Department for Public Health staff to provide technical support, training and funding to local health departments working with KDPH to achieve specific goals.

​​Quitting Smoking, Vaping and Other Tobacco-Use

The Kentucky Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program offers several free resources for Kentuckians who want to quit using tobacco products, including cigarettes, e-cigarettes and vapes, cigars and dip, chew and other forms of smokeless tobacco.

Our most popular service is Quit Now Kentucky, (800) QUIT-NOW. To learn more about Quit Now Kentucky and our other free tools, visit our page about quitting tobacco.

100 percent Tobacco-Free Schools and Youth Prevention

Achievement and Absenteeism

Model Policy 2016

Best Practices for Youth Tobacco Education

Request a copy of the 2021 Tobacco Free Schools Toolkit

Information about E-Cigarettes

Myth vs Reality: E-cigarette Fact Sheet 

E-cigarettes Shaped Like USB Flash Drives: Info for Parents, Educators, and Health Care Providers 

Beat Your Cravings  These posters help students manage their nicotine cravings so they can avoid getting in trouble at school.

e-Cigarette Presentation for Adults

Kentucky Tobacco Data

Tobacco Use in KY - 2019 

Tobacco Use Surveillance Data Pages - 2019  

Providing Quitline Services Is a Smart Investment​ (Return on Investment Fact Sheet)

Additional Data Sources

Kentucky Health Facts

Kentucky Incentives for Prevention (KIP) ​​​​​​​​​Survey 

CDC's State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System

Locate Freedom From Smoking Classes ​​

For help quitting toba​cco:

Call Quit Now Kentucky at (800) QUIT-NOW or (800) 784-8669
Text Quit Now Kentucky at QUITNOW to 333888
For online assistance, go to Quit Now Kentucky.

State Contacts

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program
275 E. Main St.
Mail Stop 1-EE
Frankfort, KY 40621-0001
(502) 564-9358

Program Manager
Ellen Cartmell, ext. 4025

Youth Prevention Specialist
Jaclyn Hodges, ext. 4015

Curtis Flynn, ext. 4020

Community Partnerships Specialist​​

Nicole Key502-564-5944​​

Cessation Administrator
Claire Weeks502-564-7503

Communications Specialist
Emily Goodwin, ext. 2019​