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Quit Smoking Help

Baltimore County Department of Health
6401 York Road, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212-2130

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.


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.

Personal Quit Smoking Help

Register to attend one of the following classes: 

In Control
Thursdays, from noon to 1 p.m. or 6 to 7 p.m.
September 7 to September 28
Drumcastle Government Center
6401 York Road, Housing Conference Room
Towson, Maryland 21212
To register, call Dan Young at 410-887-3828 or email

Freedom From Smoking
September 12 to October 24
Brick bodies Corporate Office
212 West Padonia Road
Timonium, Maryland 21093
To register, call Crystal Andre at 410-252-8058 extension 206.

Up in Smoke
Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
September 13 to October 18
Essex Library
1110 eastern Boulevard
Essex, Maryland 21221
To register, call Greta Brand at 410-399-2001.

Stop Smoking Today!
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon
Weinberg Cancer Institute, Room 306
9103 Franklin Square Drive
Rosedale, Maryland 21237
To register, call MedStar Care Connection at 410-933-2030.

Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m.
September 21 to October 26
Family Health Center, Suite 205
9101 Franklin Square Drive
Rosedale, Maryland 21237
To register, call MedStar Care Connection at 410-933-2030.

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

Every Wednesday
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

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.

Community Funding Opportunities

Community, youth and faith-based organizations are encouraged to apply for tobacco education funding (PDF), up to $2,000, to conduct a tobacco education program in Baltimore County. The Department intends to disburse funding to at least 10 organizations whose proposal best meets the needs of the County.

All programs must be completed by May 31, 2018. Schools are not eligible to apply for this funding. 


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

Revised September 6, 2017         


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