Take a Deep Breath – You Can Quit Smoking!

Snow Hill, Md. (September 11, 2013) - The Worcester County Health Department is committed to helping smokers establish new behavior patterns that can lead to a tobacco free lifestyle and are encouraging smokers to join one of the FREE “Motivation to Quit” smoking cessation group classes.  Classes will be held from 5-6 p.m. on October 1 at the Berlin Health Center and on October 3 at the Pocomoke Health Center.  

Classes will be held at the following locations:
·         Berlin Health Center, 9730 Healthway Drive, Tuesdays from 5-6 pm, October 1- December 17, 2013.
·         Pocomoke Health Center, 400-A Walnut Street, Thursdays from 5-6 pm, October 3-December 19, 2013.
 
Professionally trained instructors will help participants create a supportive environment to break the smoking addiction. Each individual will develop a customized plan for quitting which may include learning how to change their behavior and identify triggers.  The smoking cessation course consists of 7 sessions covering topics such as stress management, weight control, assertive communication, how to develop a quit plan, relapse prevention and physical activity. 
 
   Vouchers are available if participants would like to add nicotine replacement therapy to their behavior change efforts.  Nicotine replacement therapies covered by the voucher program include the patch, gum and lozenges. Vouchers are also available to help offset the cost of CHANTIX for individuals meeting specific program requirements.
 
Interested parties can register at the sessions mentioned above or by calling the Worcester County Health Department at 410-632-0056.  You can quit smoking! 

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All services at this site have been relocated to either Snow Hill or the Berlin Health Center. We apologize for any inconvenience. For more information or to check on the status of your appointment, please call 410-632-1100.

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Our new Just Walk Worcester website has information on local parks, walking tips, and videos of trails in our area. If you like to walk, check it out! Click the image below to see the new site. 

 

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Snow Hill, MD- Worcester County Health Department will launch “Just Walk Worcester” on October 12. This new website will be an inclusive resource for finding places to walk and explore no matter where you are in the county. The site features maps of all local parks and trails as well as walking tips, helpful videos, and details about each area including the length of trails, if there are any fees and if the spot is pet-friendly. Residents can view drone footage of each trail, allowing walkers to know the ins and outs of the path before they even lace up their shoes.

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