Tobacco Cessation

Reducing Tobacco Use in Prince George’s County Through Education, Cessation and Enforcement

Tobacco Control Program
Division of Addictions and Mental Health Office
Dial 3-1-1 or call 301-324-2989

Vision

We envision a future where all County residents can lead healthy, productive lives,​ free of the human and economic costs of tobacco use, and exposure to tobacco smoke in the environment.

Tobacco Cessation

Did you know that…

  • Tobacco use is very addictive, and many people who smoke would like to quit?
  • Tobacco addiction frequently increases the likelihood of other drug abuse?
  • Second-hand smoke is harmful to children, increasing their chance of suffering from colds, flu, ear infections and asthma?
  • 440,000 people die each year nationally from diseases caused by smoking tobacco. 
  • Some of the health risks associated with smoking include: asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, heart disease, and cancers (of the lung, mouth, larynx, pancreas, cervix, uterus and bladder)?

Why stop smoking?

You can:

  • save money
  • improve your breathing
  • stop premature aging of both the inside, and outside of your body
  • improve both your appearance and the smell of your hair, breath and clothing
  • make kissing a more pleasurable experience
  • eliminate environmental smoke effects
  • stay inside buildings vs. being banished to the outdoors
  • live a longer and healthier life

You Can quit smoking. We Can Help You learn how.

Available Tobacco Control Programs

Tobacco Control Program Services

We sponsor smoking cessation classes to help smokers quit and other programs that discourage tobacco use and promote smoke-free environments.

Those age 18 and under who live in Prince George’s County may be eligible for smoking prevention education services.

Call us Monday through Friday at 3-1-1 or call 301-324-2989.

Free Nicotine Patches Available

Free Nicotine Patches to those who qualify are available. 

All Prince George’s County residents age 18 and older are eligible for Free nicotine patches. Call 3-1-1 or call 301-324-2989 for more information.

Get involved in the process: become a client, and join our Community Health Coalition. You can also report Tobacco law violations—see below for more information.

Make Positive Changes in Your Community

The Tobacco Control Community Coalition is made up of a diverse group of citizens representing local healthcare organizations, academic institutions, public service agencies,places of worship, key community leaders and elected officials. More Information about the coalition is provided.

Be a “Pack Rat”: Report Persons Selling to Kids

In Prince George's County, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to buy tobacco products. Penalties will be imposed on tobacco law violators. More Information is provided. 

Tobacco Control Program

Dial 3-1-1 or call 301-324-2989 TTY/STS
dial 711 for MD Relay
All calls are anonymous.

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