Snow Hill, MD- The Worcester County Health Department’s free fall smoking cessation classes are scheduled to begin in September. Classes are available in-person and through distance learning. Worcester Health is committed to helping smokers establish new behavior patterns that lead to a tobacco-free lifestyle.
Join one of the smoking cessation classes available throughout Worcester County starting next month:
● From 3:30-4:30p.m., Tuesdays (September 14, 2021-November 30, 2021) at the Snow Hill Health Center, 6040 Public Landing Rd.
● From 1:30-2:30 p.m., Wednesdays (September 15, 2021-December 1, 2021) at the Pocomoke Health Center, 400 Walnut St.
● From 4:30-5:30p.m., Thursdays (September 16, 2021-December 2, 2021) Distance Learning
● From 1:30-2:30 p.m., Thursdays (September 16, 2021-December 2, 2021) at the Atlantic Club, 11827 Ocean Gateway
“No matter how long you’ve smoked, there are health benefits to quitting. Fall is the perfect time to quit smoking or vaping,” said Crystal Bell, Chronic Disease and Tobacco Supervisor at Worcester County Health Department. “If a person is thinking about quitting, we want them to set themselves up for success by enrolling in our free smoking cessation program. We want residents to know we are here to help them through their quit journey.”
Professionally trained instructors can help participants break the smoking addiction. The smoking cessation course consists of eight core sessions utilizing the American Lung Associations Freedom from Smoking curriculum, which is proven to help smokers quit. Key topics of discussion will include stress management, weight control, assertive communication, how to develop a quit plan, relapse prevention, and physical activity. Participants will receive weekly educational support, incentives, curriculum handbooks and materials; quit kit resources, a stress relaxation technique CD and more!
The program is supported by funding from the Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund.