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Smoking Cessation Program

Washington College Health Services is committed to improving health on the college campus by providing education, normalizing non-smoking, fostering healthier policies, and supporting tobacco users who wish to quit.

Health Services offers tobacco cessation support to all students, faculty or staff members who have the desire to quit using tobacco. Students may call to schedule an appointment for these services. Please contact Health Services to help you quit today! 410-778-7261

Smoking Cessation Classes

Free Stop Smoking Classes are offered at the Kent County  Health Department every 5 weeks on Thursdays at 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Classes are taught by trained Quit Coach,  Mary Jo Carpenter.  Class topics include  the stages of quitting, triggers and understanding addiction, methods to quit,  nutrition, and stress.  Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy with patches, lozenges, gum, or Chantix is included in the  class. For more information, contact Mary Jo Carpenter at 410-778-7028 or maryjo.carpenter@maryland.gov ,  or come in to the Health Department to speak with her.  She is available W-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Download the flyer.

Individual Consultation

Talk to a professional tobacco counselor who specializes  in tobacco dependence.  Consultations are available by appointment  only. Contact Mary Jo Carpenter at 410-778-7028 or maryjo.carpenter@maryland.gov  to schedule an appointment.

Cessation Resources

*Interactive CD-ROM

  • “Journey of a Lifetime” (Designed for use by individual students in their quest to be smoke-free.)

Books available for loan

  • Quitting Smoking For Dummies by David Brizer M.D.
  • No Butts About It—How to Want to Stop Smoking by John Randolph Parker

Online Free Cessation Sites

Pharmaceutical Company sites

Come and check out our program. Make your future tobacco-free!