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Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation

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 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

For information about the Tobacco Program, call 410-887-0565 or email

Free Help to Quit Smoking

Request 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.

Apply for Tobacco Education Funding

Faith–based, community and youth organizations are encouraged to apply for tobacco education funding, up to $5,000, to conduct a tobacco education program in Baltimore County. The Baltimore County Department of Health intends to award funding to a total of four organizations, three of which must be faith-based and one youth organization. The proposals selected for funding will be those that best meet the requirements and objectives as outlined in the application.

Apply to Become a Youth Tobacco Compliance Assistant

Tobacco Compliance Assistants are an essential part of the Tobacco Program team. Youth work with Tobacco Compliance Specialists to attempt to purchase tobacco products. Tobacco Compliance Assistants must:

  • Be between 18 and 20.5 years of age
  • Be non-tobacco users
  • Have a Maryland, government-issued photo ID

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, contact the Tobacco Program.

Information for Tobacco Retailers

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

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Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program

6401 York Road, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212


Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



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