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Quit Smoking Help

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

Phone: 410-887-3828
TTY users call Maryland Relay 7-1-1

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

The Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program has four goals:

  • Prevent initiation of tobacco and electronic smoking devices among youth and adults
  • Protect residents from secondhand smoke
  • Eliminate disparities related to tobacco use and its effect on different populations
  • Help residents quit smoking

Free Quit Smoking Help

A variety of free classes are offered throughout Baltimore County to help residents quit smoking. 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 will learn about reducing stress, cravings, withdrawal symptoms and how to control your weight while resisting the urge to smoke.

Free nicotine replacement patches, gum, lozenges and Chantix (with prescription) is available to those attending cessation classes.

Personal Quit Smoking Help

Register to attend one of the following classes: 

Freedom From Smoking

Tuesdays, 7 to 8 p.m.
February 4 to March 10
Brick Bodies
212 West Padonia Road
Timonium, Maryland 21093
To register, call 410-252-8058, extension 206.

Stop Smoking Today!

Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m.
February 20 to March 26
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
9000 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21237
To register, call 855-218-2435.

Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon
March 4 to April 8
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
9000 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21237
To register, call 855-218-2435.

Personal Quit Smoking Help

Every Tuesday

Walk-ins welcome between 4 to 7 p.m. or schedule an appointment.
North Point Library
1716 Merritt Boulevard
Dundalk, Maryland 21222
To schedule an appointment, call Maria Luque at 410-887-1496 or email tobacco@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Every Wednesday

Walk-ins welcome between 4 to 7 p.m. or schedule an appointment.
Randallstown Library
8604 Liberty Road
Randallstown, Maryland 21133
To schedule an appointment, call Dan Young at 410-887-0568 or email tobacco@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Every Thursday

Schedule an appointment between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Bilingual Services Available: Spanish
Liberty Family Resource Center
3525 Resource Drive
Randallstown, Maryland 21133
To schedule an appointment, call Maria Luque at 410-887-1496.

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.

Community Funding Opportunities

Community, youth and faith-based organizations are encouraged to apply for tobacco education funding (PDF), up to $1,500, to conduct a tobacco education program in Baltimore County. The Department intends to award funding to at least 10 organizations whose proposals best meet the needs of the County.

All programs must be completed by May 15, 2020. Schools are not eligible to apply for this funding. 

Outreach

Program staff are available to attend events, offer resources and provide information to individuals and groups. To request staff attendance or materials to provide at outreach events, complete the Community Event Request Form.

Sales to Underage Youth

The Baltimore County Department of Health is responsible for enforcing laws that restrict youth access to tobacco. In Baltimore County, it is illegal to:

  • Sell tobacco products to underage persons (effective October 1, 2019 the legal age of purchase is 21)
  • Have tobacco products stored or displayed within reach of the public
  • Sell tobacco to anyone under the age of 27 without checking photo identification

Violation of the tobacco laws can result in the following fines:

  • Sale of tobacco products to underage persons (effective October 1, 2019 the legal age of purchase is 21)
    • First violation—$500
    • Second violation—$1000
    • Third or subsequent violation—$1500
  • Not checking photo identification of individuals under the age of 27
    • First violation—warning
    • Second violation—$100
    • Third or subsequent violation—$250

A retailer's license to sell tobacco may be suspended or revoked if repeated violations occur.

Report Retail Violations

To report retailers who violate the law or to file a complaint, call 410-887-3828 or send an email to tobacco@baltimorecountymd.gov.

 
Revised January 24, 2020         

 

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