Stopping Smoking

How to Apply

Call the program at 240-777-1222 for information about current classes and locations.

Documents To Bring


Eligibility Requirements

Montgomery County Resident

Fees and Payments

Some hospital-based tobacco cessation classes charge a fee.


1. I have tried to quit before but was unsuccessful, what should I do differently?

Most smokers try to quit smoking several times before they finally succeed.  Get support and encouragement from family, friends and co-workers. Join a support group, or meet with a counselor.  Generally, the more support you have, the better your chances of quitting.   You can talk with your pharmacist or doctor to learn about other tips or medicines to help you quit.   

2.  What do I do about my cravings?

Many people replace a cigarette with a nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) product like patches, gum and lozenges which are available over-the-counter.  NRT is available free from 1-800-Quit Now.    

3.  What is secondhand smoke and can it harm me?

Smoke in the environment or from a person smoking a tobacco product is called secondhand smoke.  Secondhand smoke increases the risk of heart attack and stroke, lung cancer, other lung diseases, and several types of cancers in adults.  It is especially harmful to babies and young children, and can increase asthma and other respiratory diseases.  Smoking during pregnancy is very dangerous for the developing baby.  It also is harmful to someone with a weakened immune system.                

4.  Are low tar cigarettes healthier for you than other cigarettes?

Low tar cigarettes have similar rates of cancer when compared with regular cigarettes since many people tend to make up for reductions in tar and nicotine by inhaling harder or smoking more.

5. Can I smoke if I wear the nicotine patch?

Using tobacco products while wearing the patch is dangerous and may lead to serious health problems such as stroke or heart attack.


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