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Worcester Health helping youth kick smoking and vaping with smoking cessation classes

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Snow Hill, MD- Do you need help quitting smoking or vaping? If so, we are here to help! The Worcester County Health Department is committed to preventing tobacco and nicotine product use among youth and offering quit resources. The health department is offering a Youth Tobacco Cessation Program, scheduled to begin in August. The program is designed for youth ages 14-17. Join one of our youth smoking cessation classes starting next month:

  • Mondays, August 8-October 24, 2022 (3:00-4:00 p.m.) at the Snow Hill Health Department 6040 Public Landing Rd. Snow Hill, MD 21863.
  • Tuesdays, August 9-October 25, 2022 (3:00-4:00 p.m.) at the Pocomoke Health Center 400-A Walnut St. Pocomoke, MD 21851.
  • Thursdays, August 11-October 27, 2022 (3:30-4:30 p.m.) at the Berlin Health Center 9730 Healthway Dr. Berlin, MD 21811.

The program consists of ten weekly sessions that are 50 minutes in length followed by two (2) support group sessions. Through group support, you are able to meet with a trained tobacco coach who will support you during your quit journey. Key topics of discussion will include stress management, communication, nicotine addiction, effects of smoking and vaping, reasons for quitting, how to develop a quit plan, and relapse prevention.

Enroll today and you will receive weekly handouts, a quit kit, earned prizes for participation, quit resources, and more! For more information or to register, please contact Valdase Morris at 410-632-1100 ext. 1102. Pre-registration is encouraged.

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