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Health Department Suggests A Heart-Smart Valentines Day Present

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Updated: 2/14/2013 10:23 am

From the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department:

Instead of a dozen roses or a box of chocolate, surprise your loved ones this Valentine’s Day by offering a healthier heart through stopping smoking.

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is currently taking early registration for its next round of classes designed to help people stop smoking, tentatively scheduled for March. The Cooper-Clayton Method to stop Smoking provides 12 weeks of education and support sessions that have been proven effective for smokers no matter how long they’ve used tobacco products.

“Since February is also American Heart Month, this is an ideal time to focus on improving your heart’s health, and one of the best ways to do that is to quit smoking or encourage others to quit,” said Angela Brumley-Shelton, tobacco health educator with LFCHD.

About 130,000 cardiovascular deaths per year in the United States are attributable to smoking, while about 26 percent of heart attacks and 12-19 percent of strokes are attributable to smoking. The U.S. Surgeon General has concluded that cigarette smoking greatly increases a person’s risk for heart disease.

“Quitting smoking could be the best Valentine’s Day present you can give to your family or your loved one,” Brumley-Shelton said.

To pre-register for the class, call (859) 288-2457. For more information, find the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at

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