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Counseling Center

Guerrieri University Center
Room 263
Phone: (410) 543-6070  

On August 22, 2010, Salisbury University became a smoke-free campus.  The Counseling Center is committed to helping students who would like to quit smoking.  Individual and group therapy is available to assist with changing unhealthy behaviors including smoking, abuse of other substances such as alcohol and other drugs, and multiple forms of addiction.  Information about local smoking cessation resources, online resources, social networking sites, books, and other quitting aids are provided on this web page.

County Resources

Wicomico County Health Department: Tobacco Use Prevention & Cessation Program

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 Program.

Worcester County Health Department: Tobacco Cessation Services

Snow Hill Health Center
6040 Public Landing Rd
Snow Hill, MD 21863
Phone: (410)-632-1100

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.

Web Resources

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 and Research.

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.

Nicotine Anonymous

A 12-step program to help people become nicotine-free, using the 12-step concept from Alcoholics Anonymous.

Social Networking

Quit Net

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!

Facebook Applications- Receive support and advice through these interactive applications.

  • Quit Smoking- Free application that allows you to set up your own smoking cessations program.
  • 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
  • Stop Smoking- Advice to help you quit smoking and have others stop smoking with you.


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.

Quitting Aids

Nicotine Patches and Gum- Replaces nicotine to help reduce withdrawal symptoms.

Zyban®- A medication that reduces your craving for tobacco.

Chantix® (Varenicline)- A medication that blocks the pleasant effects of nicotine on the brain.

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, A.  (2004).  The Easy Way to Stop Smoking.  New York, New York:  Sterling Publishers. 

Fisher, E. B.  (1998).  American Lung Association: 7 Steps to a Smoke-Free Life. New York, New York:  Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated.

Prochaska, J. O.;  Norcross, J.; and DiClemente, C.  (1995).  Changing for Good: A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving your Life Positively Forward.  New York, New York:  HarperCollins Publishers.

Ranney, L.; Melvin, C.; Lux, L.; McClain, E.; and Lohr, K. N.  (2006).  Systematic Review:  Smoking Cessation Intervention Strategies for Adults and Adults in Special Populations. Annals of Internal Medicine: 145 (11), 845-856.

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