Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program
Almost 70% of Smokers want to Quit. Are you one of them? Smokers can and do quit smoking. In fact, today there are more former smokers than current smokers.
There are lots of different ways to quit. Some people quit cold turkey and others choose to get help from proven quit methods such as counseling and medication. You can quit. We can help. Our cessation services are available by phone, text, virtual or in-person. REGISTER FOR CESSATION SERVICES HERE
Stop Smoking for Life Cessation Services
Tobacco Free Frederick offers free tobacco cessation services for Frederick County Residents. Group cessation classes are held once a week for six weeks. Individuals may also attend one-on-one cessation counseling sessions. Counseling participants are eligible for free nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, lozenges).
For Frederick County employers, non-profits, community organizations, and government agencies, the Tobacco Free Frederick program can offer free on-site Stop Smoking for Life classes
To find out when the next class is starting or to make an individual appointment call: 301-600-1755 or register using link above. For more information contact PJ Miller, Prevention Specialist, at 301-712-7277 or PMiller@frederickcountymd.gov.
1-800-Quit-Now is a free confidential service that offers both phone and text cessation help 24/7.
Smokefree.gov has online resources and information about quitting and up to date information about smoking and Covid-19
Center for Disease Control offers guidance to cessation and online resources
For additional information and resources regarding tobacco and vaping, please visit the Frederick County Health Department’s Behavioral Health Services youth prevention campaign website: Stay In The Know
Behavioral Health Services Prevention Program staff are available to attend events, offer resources and provide information regarding tobacco and vaping to individuals and groups. Contact Todd Crum at TCrum1@FrederickCountyMD.gov or call 301-600-1755.
Funding for these programs are provided by Cigarette Restitution Fund Grant through the Maryland Department of Health.