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Worcester Health Offers Summer Smoking Cessation Classes

 Snow Hill, MD- Breathe deep and make 2017 a smoke-free summer with Worcester County Health Department’s free smoking cessation classes. Worcester Health is committed to helping smokers establish new behavior patterns that lead to a tobacco free lifestyle. With the smoking cessation class, Chantix, gum, patch, lozenges and other aids to help individuals quit tobacco are available through a voucher program.  Join one of the smoking cessation classes available throughout Worcester County starting in July. Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m., July 11-September 26, at the Berlin Health Center (9730 Healthway Drive).A “Motivation to Quit” class will be held from 5-6 p.m. on July 11 at the Berlin Health Center.  You can register in-person at the class, or by calling the Worcester County Health Department at 410-632-0056.Professionally trained instructors can help participants break the smoking addiction. The smoking cessation course consists of seven sessions covering stress management, weight control, assertive communication, how to develop a quit plan, relapse prevention, and physical activity. Vouchers are available for nicotine replacement therapy such as the patch, gum, or lozenges. Vouchers are also available to help offset the cost of Chantix for individuals meeting specific program requirements. As part of the course, the participants will learn how to identify triggers for relapse and how to prevent it. You can become smoke-free this summer.