Observe the Great American Smokeout Nov. 15

Smoking StinksTeens and adults who smoke, now is a great time to quit.

The Learn To Live program of the Anne Arundel County Department of Health wants smokers to quit for good on Great American Smokeout Day, Nov. 15.

The program offers free self-help information to help adults and teens quit smoking.

Free help to 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.

In addition, the Arundel County Department of Health, in partnership with community medical providers, sponsors free quit-smoking classes for adults who live, work or attend school in the County. The free classes include counseling and may offer nicotine replacement therapy. Pre-registration is required. The following local health care providers offer the quit-smoking classes:
• Anne Arundel Medical Center, 2000 Medical Parkway, Health Sciences Institute, Annapolis.
Call 443-481-4000 or 1-800-MD-NURSE.
• Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 301 Hospital Drive, Tate Cancer Center, Glen Burnie.
Call 410-787-4367.
• Owensville Primary Care, 134 Owensville Road, West River. Call 410-867-4700.

The Learn To Live program encourages Anne Arundel County residents to reduce their risk of cancer and other serious illnesses by making healthy lifestyle choices, such as eating a healthy diet, quitting smoking and getting regular cancer screenings. For more information about cancer prevention or tobacco cessation, visit the Department of Health websites www.LearnToLiveHealthy.org and www.SmokingStinks.org or call the Learn To Live Line, 410-222-7979.