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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

Baltimore County Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program

The 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: 

Winter 2015 Classes

STOP SMOKING Today!
Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m., January 8 to February 12
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, Family Health Center
9101 Franklin Square Drive, Suite 205
Baltimore, Maryland 21237
To register, call: Karen Polite-Lamma, RN, MSN at 443-777-7900

Up In Smoke
Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., January 8 to February 12
North Point Library
1716 Merritt Boulevard
Dundalk, Maryland 21222
To register, call: Greta Brand at 410-399-2001 or online at www.bcpl.info  

Quit Smoking Classes
Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. or 6 to 7 p.m., January 8 until January 29
Drumcastle Government Center
6401 York Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
To register, call Dan Young at 410-887-3828

Up In Smoke
Wednesday classes from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., January 7 to February 11
Parkville Senior Center 
8601 Harford Road, Room 205
Parkville, Maryland 21234
To register, call: Greta Brand at 410-399-2001 or online at www.bcpl.info  

  • 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 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.

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Revised November 24, 2014

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