Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program


Youth Tobacco Use Prevention Mini-Grants Now Available!

The Frederick County Health Department’s Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program invites community organizations to apply for a Youth Tobacco Use Prevention mini-grant.  Mini-grants of up to $3,000 each are available to organizations to provide tobacco and vaping education programs to youth in Frederick County. Funded programs must focus on tobacco and vaping prevention activities to educate youth about the dangers of youth tobacco use and vaping, including electronic smoking devices (ESDs). Activities may be in-person with appropriate safety precautions in place, virtual or a combination of both. All funded activities must be completed by Wednesday, May 31, 2023. Mini-grants will be awarded on a competitive basis.

Please see the application instructions and other documents below:

Application and Program Narrative along with the Budget Form – DHMH 440 are due no later than Monday, November 14, 2022. Email application forms to Brandon Rhodes at BRhodes@FrederickCOuntyMD.gov



Tobacco Merchant Education Mini-Grants Now Available!

The Frederick County Health Department’s Tobacco Sales Compliance Program invites your organization to apply for a Tobacco Merchant Education mini-grant. Mini-grants of up to $3,300.00 are being made available to organizations in Frederick County to be used to conduct educational sessions (face-to-face) with up to 50 local tobacco merchants. These sessions will consist of providing education regarding the laws related to tobacco sales, including e-cigarettes. Mini-grants will be awarded on a competitive basis.

Please see the application instructions and other documents below:

Application and Program Narrative along with the Budget Form – DHMH 440 are due no later than Monday, November 14, 2022. Email application forms to Brandon Rhodes at BRhodes@FrederickCOuntyMD.gov

*Smoking Cessation and Covid 19*

We are here to help you with your quit attempt.  Our cessation services are now offered by phone, text, virtual or in-person.  We can also assist you with community resources.  For more information contact PJ Miller, Prevention Specialist, at 301-712-7277 or PMiller@frederickcountymd.gov.  


Cessation Services

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.

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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.

Resources 

quitline

1-800-Quit-Now is a free confidential service that offers both phone and text cessation help 24/7.

smokefree.gov

Smokefree.gov has online resources and information about quitting and up to date information about smoking and Covid-19

cdc

Center for Disease Control offers guidance to cessation and online resources  


Tobacco Prevention

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.  

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