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Two Cessation Classes Scheduled For Fall

Sep 7, 2017 | Press Releases

The Garrett County Health Department has scheduled two tobacco cessation classes at two different locations for this Fall. Classes begin on Monday, September 11th, at the Oakland office of the Health Department, and Tuesday, October 24th, at the Northern Rescue Squad Building in Friendsville. Classes meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the designated days.

Research has shown that involvement in a group increases the chances of success in quitting tobacco. “Meeting with others who are going through similar struggles give you the support you need to keep on going,” said Mike Wilburn, health educator at the Garrett County Health Department.

Any Garrett County resident may participate in these classes. Each set of classes lasts 10 weeks with weekly meetings of approximately one hour. Vouchers are provided for the full cost of the nicotine patch, Zyban®, nicotine gum, and nicotine lozenges for interested participants. The vouchers can be redeemed at most county pharmacies.

“We really should call sea ‘nicotine cessation program’ because it is great for anyone wanting to stop smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco, rubbing snuff, or using e-cigarettes,” said Mike Wilburn, health educator at the Garrett County Health Department.

Contact Michael Wilburn at 301-334-7730, 301-895-3111 or Michael.wilburn@maryland.gov for additional information or to register for a class. Pre-registration is encouraged.

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