Quit Smoking Help

Last updated: June 8, 2022

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Tips from former smokers

It is never too late to Quit Smoking

It’s Quitting Time!

According to the federal Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, responsible for nearly 500,000 deaths annually. An estimated 41,000 deaths are the result of secondhand smoke exposure. In Anne Arundel County, from 2016-2019 the percentage of women and men smoking tobacco products decreased around 20% each. The resources below will help continue to increase this number and inspire others to quit today!

What can you do to quit or help someone you know quit smoking?

  • Order or download a FREE Quit Smoking Kit or call the Learn To Live Line at 410-222-7979 for information on any of the following resources.
  • smokeFreeTXT messaging service
  • free 24/7 Live Quit Coach
  • free apps to quit smoking
  • Sign up for a quit smoking program. People 18 or older who live, work or attend school in Anne Arundel County can get free help to quit smoking. The following programs offer free counseling and quit smoking aids. You must attend counseling sessions to receive quit smoking aids. Class details are subject to change; call the programs for updates.

Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Parkway
Health and Wellness Center
Student Union Room 120
 or click here

Anne Arundel Medical Center
2000 Medical Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401
443-481-5555 or www.aahs.org/events

Bay Community Health
Formerly Owensville Primary Care
134 Owensville Road, West River
6131 Shady Side Road, Shady Side
443-607-1432 (Behavioral Health) or 410-867-4700 (Medical)

University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center
301 Hospital Drive,
Glen Burnie
410-553-8103 (Community Outreach Department) or click here
Note: this program class is on hold at the moment.

More Cessation Tools

  • Call or go to the Maryland Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW. Get FREE 24/7 quit smoking counseling services over the phone, by text or online. Nicotine replacement therapy is offered by mail and online support programs.
  • The services below are available for teens and pregnant women also.
  • Get more information on avoiding or ending tobacco use. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has a one-stop access site, BeTobaccoFree.gov, offering the best and most up-to-date tobacco-related information. This resource provides general information on tobacco, as well as federal and state laws and policies, health statistics and evidence-based methods on how to quit.

Hot Links!

View these websites for more information about smoking cessation and tobacco use prevention.

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