Tobacco Control Program

Smoking Cessation- Tobacco Control Program


In fiscal year 2000, the State of Maryland was awarded funds through the Cigarette Restitution Fund and Howard County obtained funding for planning and implementing tobacco programs. The three target areas of tobacco use are:

  • Prevention
  • Cessation
  • Enforcement

The Tobacco Control Programs sponsored by the Howard County Health Department provide community based prevention services by partnering with local agencies to implement anti-smoking campaigns. Cessation and tobacco education programs are offered to those who live, work and study in Howard County.

Smoking Cessation (Quitting) & Tobacco Treatment Programs

Classes are free to anyone who lives, works or studies in Howard County.

We offer a new Tobacco Cessation Class tailored to your needs. Groups are held once a week for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Generally, these are evening sessions, but individual sessions may be accommodated.
Physician evaluation is available to assist in determining the best method to help quit. 
Medication is dispensed as needed. An optional 15 minute breathing and relaxation segment is offered at the end of each class.
Call 410-313-4255 for more information about the next class and to sign up!