Monday, September 28, 2009

Smoking Cessation Offered

Quitters never win - unless they quit smoking.

If you or a loved one is having a hard time stopping your smoking habit, here are some tips from the Baltimore County Health Department. You can also talk to your physician.

1) Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW for free Nicotine patches and free phone counseling.

2) Call the Baltimore County Department of Health, Tobacco Use and Cessation program for free nicotine replacement gum, patches and other support, including classes, at 410-887-3828.

3) Baltimore County offers a Freedom from Smoking Class, with eight sessions that each last 90 minutes. Topics covered include controlling weight, smoking triggers and handling stress. Classes start October 1 at the St. Stephen's AME Church in Essex at 6 p.m.; October 6 at The Drumcastle Center in Baltimore at 5 p.m.; and October 13 at the Rising Sun First Baptist Church in Baltimore at 6 p.m. To register or for more information, call 410-887-3828.

To find a LifeBridge Health physician, call 410-601-WELL (9355).

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