Snow Hill, MD- The Great American Smokeout Day returns on November 16th.
For individuals thinking about quitting smoking or vaping, this is the perfect time to take that first step. The Great American Smokeout event challenges people to stop smoking and helps people learn about the many tools they can use to help them quit. The Worcester County Health Department has many resources available to youth and adults for support in quitting smoking or vaping.
“The Great American Smokeout offers people trying to quit smoking or vaping the support they need by knowing that other smokers are also giving up cigarettes and vaping on the same day. This is an annual event that encourages smokers to make a plan to quit smoking,” said Crystal Bell, Chronic Disease and Tobacco Supervisor at the Worcester County Health Department.
To help county residents in their attempt to be smoke-free, the Worcester County Health Department will be distributing Quit Smoking Kits to several locations including the Snow Hill Health Center, Worcester County Dental Clinic, WACS Center, Worcester County Government, Worcester County Roads, Atlantic General Hospital, and Chesapeake Healthcare for patients and clients. In addition, county residents can also contact the health department to receive an additional Tobacco resource kit. All kits will be mailed upon requests.
To further assist you in your attempt to quit, check out the tips listed below:
- Make a firm commitment to quit and set a date.
- Join a smoking cessation class- for more information about classes; please call the Worcester County Health Department’s Tobacco Program at 410-632-1100 ext. 1108.
- Enlist support.
- Drink lots of water.
- Munch on low-cal snacks.
- Chew on a toothpick or cinnamon stick.
- Throw out the ashtray and cigarettes.
- Vacuum the car.
- Wash your clothes.
- Air out the house.
- Become physically active - join one of the several physical activity and nutrition programs sponsored by the Worcester County Health Department such as Just Walk Worcester and the Lifestyle Balance program.
For more information about quitting smoking or to register for a smoking cessation class, please call the Worcester County Health Department at 410-632-1100 ext. 1108 or visit WorcesterHealth.org. You have the power to become a non-smoker. Remember you don’t have to stop smoking in one day. Start with day one.