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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: 

2015 Classes

Starting in May:

Freedom from Smoking
Thursdays, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., May 7 to June 16
Brick Bodies
9634 Belair Road
Perry Hall, Maryland 21236
To register, call Jacob Lupo at 410-252-8058 extension 102

Freedom from Smoking
Mondays, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., May 18 to June 29
Brick Bodies
2 Chartley Drive
Reisterstown, Maryland 21136
To register, call Jacob Lupo at 410-252-8058 extension 102

Up in Smoke
Tuesdays, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., May 19 to June 23
Randallstown Library
8604 Liberty Road
Randallstown, Maryland 21133
To register, call Greta Brand at 410-399-2001

Freedom from Smoking
Thursdays, from 12 to 1 p.m., May 21 to July 2
St. Stephen's Church
1601 Old Eastern Avenue
Essex, Maryland 21221
To register, call Cassandra Umoh at 410-686-9392 extension 204

Starting in June:

Up in Smoke
Wednesdays, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., June 3 to July 8
Greater Baltimore Medical Center
6701 N. Charles Street
Towson, Maryland 21204
To register, call Greta Brand at 410-399-2001

Freedom from Smoking
Wednesdays, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., June 17 to August 5
Lansdowne Library
500 Third Avenue
Lansdowne, Maryland 21227
To register, call Jen Folkenroth at 1-717-541-5864 extension 125 or email jfolkenroth@lunginfo.org

Freedom from Smoking
Thursdays, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., June 18 to July 23
North Point Library
1716 Merritt Boulevard
Dundalk, Maryland 21222
To register, call Greta Brand at 410-399-2001

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.

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Revised May 15, 2015

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