Tobacco Control Program

Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program

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The Howard County Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program offers an evidence-based smoking cessation program modeled after the American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking Curriculum.  Free education and assistance are offered to anyone who lives, works, or studies in Howard County.

Facts
  • Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death and disease
  • Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung disease, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Lung Cancer is the #1 cause of cancer deaths in the world, killing more people than breast, colorectal and prostate cancers combined
Program Goals
  • Preventing initiation among youth/young adults from using tobacco/nicotine-related products
  • Providing resources to promote quitting among adults and youth
  • Eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Identifying and eliminating tobacco-related disparities
Free Quit Smoking Help
  • Weekly individual and group sessions are offered
  • Help with developing a quit plan, reducing stress, cravings, and withdrawal symptoms
  • Nicotine replacement patches, gum, lozenges, and Chantix offered to those attending classes
  • Physician evaluation to determine the best method to help quit.
To Register

Call 410-313-6265

Outreach

Program staff are available to attend events or conduct education presentations. To request staff attendance or resource materials, complete and submit the Community Outreach Event Request Form, or call 410-313-6265.


For information about our tobacco awareness programs for teens, click here.