(Westover, MD) – Smoking leads to disease, disability, and harms nearly every organ in the body. Starting in November, the Somerset County Health Department will be holding adult smoking cessation classes at different locations in the county. 

The Smoking Cessation Program is a 10-week program to help individuals quit using tobacco products. With the assistance of a certified quit coach, participants will develop their own personalized plan to help them reach their goals. The program includes 8 weekly core sessions followed by 2 additional support sessions. Participants will be provided with a cessation workbook and will also receive incentives for participating. Vouchers for free nicotine replacement therapy are also available to all participants. 

The program will be held in the following locations: 

  • Mondays, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Princess Anne Library (11767 Beechwood St., Princess Anne, MD 21853) ● Wednesdays, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Somerset County Health Department (8928 Sign Post Road, Westover, MD 21871) 
  • Wednesdays, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Crisfield Library (100 Collins St., Crisfield, MD 21817) 

Eligible participants must be 18 years or older and a current tobacco user. One-on-one virtual or in-person classes are available by appointment. For more information or to enroll in the program, contact Alyssa Weston at alyssa.weston@maryland.gov or call 443-523-1700. 

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