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:
- 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 iQuitKit.org.
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 www.MyQuitKit.org. 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.