Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program

***MINI-GRANT FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: 

The Frederick County Health Department's Behavioral Health Tobacco Prevention Program is pleased to announce two funding opportunities for local community organizations to assist with reducing tobacco use among Frederick County youth. Please see the detailed descriptions of this grant opportunities below. 

Youth Tobacco Use Prevention Mini-Grants Now Available:

The Frederick County Health Department’s Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Grant invites your organization to apply for a Youth Tobacco Use Prevention mini-grant.  Two grants of up to $2,450 each are being made available to community organizations in Frederick County to be used for tobacco prevention activities to educate youth about the dangers of youth tobacco use, including preventing youth vaping/e-cigarette use.  Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis and priority will be given to virtual interactions or other delivery methods that incorporate appropriate COVID safety protocols. All funded activities must be completed by Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

Applications are due no later than Monday, March 15, 2021- submit applications electronically to Laura LaMotte at llamotte@FrederickCountyMD.gov. 

Please see the application instructions and other documents below:

FCHD CRF Mini-grant application and cover letter

Program Narrative           

Mini-grant budget form

 

Tobacco Merchant Education Mini-Grant Now Available:

The Frederick County Health Department’s Tobacco Sales Compliance Program invites community organizations to apply for a Tobacco Merchant Education mini-grant.  One grant of up to $2,450 is being made available to community organizations in Frederick County to be used to conduct educational sessions (by phone, virtual and/or face-to-face) to tobacco merchants in Frederick County. These educational sessions will consist of providing education and information regarding the laws related to tobacco sales, including e-cigarettes to a list of 50 selected tobacco merchants.  All funded activities must be completed by Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

Applications are due no later than Monday, March 15, 2021- submit applications electronically to Laura LaMotte at llamotte@FrederickCountyMD.gov. 

Please see the application instructions and other documents below:

FCHD Synar Mini-grant application and cover letter

Program Narrative

Mini-grant budget form


*Smoking Cessation and Covid 19*

Covid 19 has changed our day to day operations we want to let you know we are still up and ready to help you with your quit attempt.  We are still available for cessation service via phone, text and email and can assist with community resources available. 

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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

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  


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) with the consent of the physician.  

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.

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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