Knox County Tennessee

KCHD Launches Smoking Cessation Program for Pregnant Women

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KCHD creates Power to Quit Program

Are you pregnant? Do you smoke?

Expectant moms have many new responsibilities, and for moms who smoke, quitting can be another big challenge. Many quit successfully all on their own, but many go back to smoking after their baby is born. Our free Power to Quit program is designed to give moms the support they need to quit for good.

Who can participate:  Any pregnant woman living in Knox County who currently smokes or quit at some point during her pregnancy can join.  Expectant moms can join any time during pregnancy, and the program continues monthly until the baby is 6 months old.

In addition, medical providers can partner with the Knox County Health Department to sign up their patients. Any health care providers who would like more information on how to easily sign up their patients can call 865-215-5170.

Program overview & incentive:  Monthly sessions are approximately 15 minutes in length. Participants will have the opportunity to earn a $50 monthly gift card for meeting pre-set goals (gift cards are from Target, Babies R Us or CVS).

What participants will learn:  Tips for quitting, benefits to quitting, the importance of support, the risks to the baby, the risks to the mom, tips to change habits, risks of smoking after the baby is born, risks of secondhand smoke and a variety of other topics based on participant interest.

Contact information: Please call 865-215-5170 or email Kerri.Thompson@knoxcounty.org for more information, including how to schedule a session.

Click here to read more about our Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program.

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Knox County Tennessee - Health Department

Main Clinic
140 Dameron Ave,
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-215-5000

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Please Note:

On the first Wednesday of every month (except August), all KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning for staff in-service. On these days, the main location (140 Dameron Ave.) will open at 11 a.m. and the West Clinic (1028 Old Cedar Bluff) will open at 11:30 a.m.
On the third Wednesday of every month, KCHD clinics (Women's Health, COE, CDC, Dental, TIC, Immunizations, COVID clinic and West) are closed in the morning for staff clinical education. On these days, the main location will open at 10 a.m. and the West Clinic will open at 10:30 a.m.
*All other offices will open at 8 a.m.

Infant and childhood immunizations as well as adult vaccines by appointment ONLY. Please call 865-215-5950.

1028 Old Cedar Bluff
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-215-5950

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

On the first Wednesday of every month (except August), all KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning for staff in-service. On these days, the main location (140 Dameron Ave.) will open at 11 a.m. and the West Clinic (1028 Old Cedar Bluff) will open at 11:30 a.m.

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