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Quit Smoking Help

Baltimore County Department of Health
6401 York Road, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212-2130
Email: Behavioralhealth@baltimorecountymd.gov

Phone: 410-887-3828
TTY users call Maryland Relay

Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program

The Baltimore County Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program provides education and assistance to local individuals and groups regarding tobacco use, prevention and cessation.

Goals

  • Prevent minors from tobacco use
  • Protect residents from secondhand smoke
  • Eliminate disparities related to tobacco use and its effect on different populations
  • Help residents quit smoking

Reasons To Quit

  • Smoking has been implicated in causing: lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema, stomach ulcers and other illnesses.
  • Secondhand smoke causes illnesses to those who do not smoke. 
  • Nicotine is more addictive than alcohol or cocaine.
  • Smoking is costly.
  • Secondhand smoke hurts your pet (PDF).

Free Quit Smoking Help

Attend a Freedom From Smoking, Up In Smoke Class or Stop Smoking Today!
These programs use a positive behavior change approach, and help participants develop their own plan on how to quit. By the end of each program you'll learn about reducing stress, cravings and withdrawal symptoms, and how to control your weight while resisting the urge to smoke. Free nicotine replacement gum, lozenges and Chantix is available to those attending cessation classes. Register to attend one of the following classes.

2016 Classes

Personal Quit Smoking Help
Every Tuesday
Walk-ins welcome between 1 to 4 p.m. or schedule an appointment
Baltimore Highlands-Lansdowne Health Center
3902 Annapolis Road
Lansdowne, Maryland 21227
To schedule an appointment, call Dan Young at 410-887-3828 or email tobacco@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Up in Smoke
Thursday, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., May 26 to June 30
Parkville Senior Center
8601 Harford Road
Parkville, Maryland 21234
To register, call Greta Brand at 410-399-2001

Freedom From Smoking
Tuesday, from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., May 31 to July 12
St. Stephens AME Church
1601 Old Eastern Avenue
Essex, Maryland 21221
To register, call Cassandra Umoh at 410-686-9392, extension 204

Up in Smoke
Monday Classes: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., June 6 to July 18
North Point Library
1716 Merritt Boulevard
Dundalk, Maryland 21222
To register, call Greta Brand at 410-399-2001

Up in Smoke
Wednesday Classes: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., June 8 to July 20
White Marsh Library
8133 Sandpiper Circle
Baltimore, Maryland 21236
To register, call Greta Brand at 410-399-2001

Stop Smoking Today!
Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m., June 23 to July 28
Family Health Center, Suite 205
9101 Franklin Square Drive
Rosedale, Maryland 21237
To register, call MedStar Care Connection at 443-777-7900

Freedom from Smoking - Spanish Classes Available
For information and registration, call Cassandra Umoh at 410-686-9392

Unable to Attend a Class? Help is Still Available

Call 1-800-Quit-Now (1-800-784-8669) for free phone counseling and nicotine replacement patches. The Quitline is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week for those 13 years of age and older. English and other languages are available.

Self Help Resources

American Cancer Society
8219 Town Center Drive
White Marsh, Maryland 21236
Phone: 1-800-227-2345

American Heart Association         
415 North Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Phone: 410-560-2120

American Lung Association
211 East Lombard Street, Suite 260
Baltimore, Maryland  21202
Phone: 443-451-4950

Baltimore City Department of Health
1001 East Fayette Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Phone: 410-396-1438

The list of self-help resources is for educational assistance only. No endorsement of any program is intended.

 

Revised May 20, 2016        

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