Great American Smokeout is Thursday — A Great Day to Quit Smoking

Why wait until New Year’s Eve to give up smoking? You can start on the road to a healthier you by giving up on Thursday, during the Great American Smokeout Day.  The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is offering free anti-smoking materials through their Learn to Live program.

The program offers the following free self-help information to help adults and teens quit smoking:smoking

  • Quit-Smoking Kit: Easy-to-use steps for quitting and staying smoke-free. Available for adults in English and Spanish.
  • Power to Quit Smoking Kit: Easy-to-use guide encouraging African-Americans to stop smoking.
  • I Quit: A fun and interactive online program that helps teens kick the habit. Go to

The kits can be requested from the Learn To Live Line, 410-222-7979, or from the Spanish Language Line, 410-222-4479. They can also be ordered or downloaded at The Web page includes information on other free resources including local smoking cessation classes and the Maryland Quitline 24/7 phone and text services.

In South County, quit smoking classes will be held in 2014 at Owensville Primary Care in West River starting Jan. 2 and April 3 from 7 to 8 p.m.  They’re located at 134 Owensville Road. To register, call 410-867-4700.

Classes are also offered at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold and Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis.


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