Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program

*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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**Mini-Grant Funding Opportunity**



The Frederick County Health Department's Behavioral Health Services Division - Tobacco Sales Compliance Program is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for local community organizations to assist with reducing tobacco use among Frederick County youth. Please see the detailed description of this grant opportunity below.


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.  Mini-grants of up to $2,450 are being made available to community organizations in Frederick County to be used to conduct educational sessions (by phone and/or face-to-face) with tobacco merchants in Frederick County. These 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 Friday, December 31, 2021. 


Applications are due no later than Friday, October 22, 2021- submit applications electronically to Laura LaMotte at  Please see the application instructions and other documents below:


FCHD Synar Mini-grant Application Cover Letter and Instructions

Program Application and Narrative

Mini-grant Budget Form

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.





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

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 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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