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    Tobacco Cessation

    Nicotine is a highly addictive substance found in tobacco products and almost all electronic vaping products.  The Tobacco Cessation Program provides free nicotine replacement therapies (patches and lozenges) and coaching/support to adult residents of Allegany County.  To participate in the program, you must have a referral from a healthcare provider approving use of nicotine replacement therapy products.  Adolescents wishing to quit nicotine receive education and encouragement from our cessation coach (quit coach).

    A quit coach will help with...
    • setting a quit date
    • managing cravings, triggers, and coping skills
    • proper use of nicotine replacement therapy such as the patch and gum
    • sustaining motivation through the quit process

    Call 301-759-5050 for an appointment today!

    The Maryland Quitline has counselors you can talk with 24/7. They have special programs for teens and pregnant women as well as adults.  You may also receive online support through Web Coach, and there is a text support program called Text2Quit. The Quitline can provide you nicotine replacement therapy for free through the mail.