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New Year, New You: Worcester Health offers Smoking cessation classes starting in January

Snow Hill, MD- Temperatures have dropped and it is a season for fresh starts. The Worcester County Health Department’s free winter smoking cessation classes begin in January. 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 beginning next month:

  • From 3:30pm-4:30pm.,Tuesdays (January 18, 2022- March 29, 2022), Snow Hill Health Department: 6040 Public Landing Rd. Snow Hill, MD 21863
  • From 3:00pm-4:00pm; Wednesdays (January 19, 2022-March 30, 2022), Pocomoke Health Department: 400 Walnut St. Pocomoke, MD 21851
  • From 1:30pm-2:30pm.,Thursdays (January 20, 2022- March 31, 2022), Atlantic Club: 11827 Ocean Gateway Ocean City, MD 21842

Virtual classes are available on Thursdays starting January 20, 2022-March 31, 2022) from 4:30-5:30pm

Professionally trained instructors can help participants break the smoking addiction. The smoking cessation course consists of eight core sessions utilizing the American Lung Association's 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.

Space is limited. For more information or to register, please contact Crystal Bell by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 410-632-1100 ext. 1108. For all in-person class sessions, participants will be required to participate in a health-screening questionnaire, wear masks, and practice social distancing. Pre-registration is encouraged.

The program is supported by funding from the Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund.

 

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