University Smoking Cessation Program
Guerrieri University Center
Phone: (410) 543-6070
Did you resolved to
become healthier in 2011?
Do you smoke? Need some help
keeping your New Year’s resolution to quit? Are you just
considering quitting or cutting back? Maybe you aren’t sure if
you want to quit, but want to learn more about it. Or maybe you
need help getting through the day on our smoke-free campus. No
matter where you are on this journey, Salisbury University’s
Counseling Center is offering a Program to support and educate
The Program offers
education on topics such as social smoking, health risks to
smoking, the effects of second hand smoke, benefits of quitting,
and medication. Information is also provided in regards to
nicotine withdraw, smoking habits, and cravings, including
crucial strategies for dealing with them. The Program offers
support and motivation from other faculty and staff participants
who are going through the same process as you.
Whether you are thinking about quitting, want to learn more, or
are determined to quit, we can assist you
effort to “Breathe Easy” in the New Year! Join us for the first
session on January 10, 2011, at 8 AM.
This Program consists of six weeks of
behavioral and support intervention. Sessions occur once a
week for an hour and participants should plan to attend all six
sessions. There is no fee to participate in the program
and release time is available to participate with supervisor
of 6 participants will be required to offer this program and
space is limited so please call early. For
more information or to sign up for the program, call the
Counseling Center at (410) 543-6070.
Meeting location is to be determined.
Wicomico County Health Department: Tobacco Use Prevention &
Seth H. Hurdle Building
108 E. Main Street
Salisbury, MD 21801
Phone: (410) 334-3480
Group Support Sessions- Thursdays: 12:00 – 1:00 pm, 4th floor
The Tobacco Use Prevention & Cessation Program aims to reduce
the negative health effects caused by tobacco use in Wicomico
County. Program efforts are aimed at preventing tobacco use
through community and school-based programming and helping
people to stop using tobacco products through the Cessation
Worcester County Health Department: Tobacco Cessation Services
Snow Hill Health Center
6040 Public Landing Rd
Snow Hill, MD 21863
The Worcester County Health Department offers a variety of
smoking cessation services designed to meet the needs of anyone
ready to quit. Group cessation classes are offered weekly, and
are scheduled throughout the year in different parts of the
county. Motivation to quit classes are available to help
encourage smokers to quit and can be offered at worksites,
churches, and community sites. Teen groups and individual
counseling are arranged for you people ages 17 and under.
Nicotine replacement therapy is available to residents over the
age of 18 who qualify. Group and individualized services are
also available for pregnant and parenting women. Chantix (Varenicline)
vouchers are available to residents over the age of 18 who
qualify and have a prescription.
American Cancer Society
Find information regarding facts on tobacco use, tips on how to
get through the rough spots, tips for friends and family of a
smoker who’s trying to quit, and the American Cancer Society
“Quit for Life” Program.
Stay healthy -> Stay away from tobacco
American Lung Association
The leading organization working to save lives by improving lung
health and preventing lung disease through Education, Advocacy
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The lead federal agency for comprehensive tobacco prevention and
control. Office of Smoking and Health (OSH) is dedicated to
reducing the death and disease caused by tobacco use and
exposure to secondhand smoke.
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
The online supplement to the Maryland Quitline.
Provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and
professional assistance to help support the immediate and
long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking.
National Alliance for Tobacco Cessation
Use the free EX quit smoking plan to prepare yourself by
"relearning life without cigarettes." EX will help you pick your
smoking habit apart into little pieces you can tackle one by
one. Once you begin, you’ll start to look at quitting
smoking not as one huge war, but as a series of small battles
you can actually see yourself winning.
A 12-step program to help people become nicotine-free, using the
12-step concept from Alcoholics Anonymous.
Don't Quit Alone. Any time of day or night, whenever you need
it most, ask for FREE help
from among 600,000 QuitNet members who've already quit
smoking-- and have fun meeting new people!
A social tool powered by Twitter designed to help you quit
smoking. You can keep track of how many cigarettes you smoke
each day, keep a journal, view your progress, and share with
others who can support you.
Applications- Receive support and advice through these
Free application that allows you to set up your own smoking
Quit Smoking Counter-
Online quit smoking counter measures smoking cessation and the
length of time the person has stopped smoking, money you saved
and extra live gained
Advice to help you quit smoking and have others stop smoking
1-800- QUIT NOW
1-877-777-6534 (Deaf or hard of hearing)
A single access point to the National Network of Tobacco
Cessation Quitlines. Callers are automatically routed to a
state-run quitline. If there is no state-run quitline in their
area, callers are routed to the National Cancer Institute, where
they may receive help with smoking, order informational
materials, and find referrals to other sources.
National Cancer Institute
Talk with an NCI smoking cessation counselor for help quitting
and answers to smoking-related questions in English or Spanish -
call toll free within the United States, Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
American Cancer Society Quit For Life
An evidence-based, telephone counseling program designed to help
you prepare for and successfully quit tobacco use (smoking or
smokeless). Optional, mail-order nicotine-replacement therapy
(patch or gum) is available through the quitline. Participants
will receive five scheduled calls with a trained tobacco
cessation counselor - and can call the quitline any time that
additional support is needed during your quit attempt.
Nicotine Patches and Gum- Replaces nicotine to help reduce
Zyban®- A medication that reduces your craving for tobacco.
A medication that blocks the pleasant effects of nicotine on the
Medication can be obtained by meeting with your primary care
physician and discussing your decision to stop smoking. Quitting
aids are also available through smoking cessation classes and
quit lines. The Wicomico County Health Department Tobacco Use
Prevention & Cessation Program may offer discounts on
medications with doctor’s prescriptions and The American Cancer
Society Quit for Life Hotline can provide mail-order nicotine
replacement therapy. Students may obtain quitting aids through
the Student Health Services.
Talk to your primary care physician before starting any new
medications or quitting aids.
Books & Articles
MSN Health and Fitness
Carr, Allen (2004). The Easy Way to Stop Smoking. New
York, New York: Sterling Publishers.
Fisher, Edwin B., PhD. (1998). American Lung Association: 7
Steps to a Smoke-Free Life. New York, New York: Wiley, John
& Sons, Incorporated.
Prochaska, James O.; Norcross, John; and DiClemente, Carlo
(1995). Changing for Good: A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program
for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving your Life Positively
Forward. New York, New York: HarperCollins
Ranney, Leah, PhD, MA; Melvin, Cathy, PhD, MPH; Lux, Linda, MPA;
McClain, Erin, MA, MPH; and Lohr, Kathleen N., PhD (2006).
Systematic Review: Smoking Cessation Intervention Strategies for
Adults and Adults in Special Populations. Annals of Internal
Medicine: 145 (11), 845-856.