Baltimore County Department of Health
6401 York Road, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212-2130
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.
The Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program has four 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
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. Free individual consultations are also available every Tuesday at Baltimore Highlands-Lansdowne Health Center on a walk-in basis from 1 to 4 p.m.
Register to attend one of the following classes:
Personal Quit Smoking Help
Walk-ins welcome between 1 to 4 p.m. or schedule an appointment.
Baltimore Highlands–Lansdowne Health Center
3902 Annapolis Road
Lansdowne, Maryland 21227
Sollers Point Multi–Purpose Center
323 Sollers Point Road
Dundalk, Maryland 21222
To schedule an appointment, call Dan Young at 410-887-3828 or email email@example.com.
Up in Smoke
Tuesdays, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., January 10 to February 14
Colonial Baptist Church
9411 Liberty Road
Randallstown, Maryland 21133
To register, call Greta Brand at 410-399-2001.
Freedom From Smoking
Tuesdays, from 7 to 8 p.m., January 24 to March 7
Brick Bodies Corporate Office
212 West Padonia Road
Timonium, Maryland 21093
To register, call Crystal Andre at 410-252-8058, extension 206.
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
American Heart Association
415 North Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
American Lung Association
211 East Lombard Street, Suite 260
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Baltimore City Department of Health
1001 East Fayette Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
The list of self-help resources is for educational assistance only. No endorsement of any program is intended.
Community Funding Opportunities
The Baltimore County Department of Health, Bureau of Behavioral Health offers education and prevention funding opportunities. This funding supports community-based, faith-based and youth programs to provide educational programming that focuses on tobacco prevention and education, promoting cessation, eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke and e-cigarette awareness and education. For additional information, please call 410-887-3828 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program staff are available to attend events, offer resources and information to individuals and groups. To request staff attendance or materials to provide at outreach events, complete the Community Event Requests Form.
Sales to Minors
The Baltimore County Department of Health is responsible for enforcing youth access to tobacco laws. In Baltimore County, it is illegal to:
- Sell tobacco products to a minor (anyone under the age of 18).
- 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 a minor or products displayed in customers reach
- 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 email@example.com.