Kick The Habit
KICK the Habit and Keep it Clean for Kids
Secondhand Smoke is No Joke! | Free Smoking Cessation Classes and Counseling | Within 20 Minutes of Quitting | Related Links | Questions? Give Us a Call!
A partnership between the Baltimore City Health Department and the University
of Maryland Medicine
Secondhand Smoke is No Joke!
Secondhand smoke is more than just a drag to be around! Each year it causes:
- 700,000 ear infections in children
- 400,000 cases of childhood asthma
- 9,700 babies to be born with low birth weight
- It is linked to 2,700 cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
Free Smoking Cessation Classes and Counseling
This class will be taught by a nurse and/or pharmacist certified by the American
Lung Association to teach their Freedom from Smoking® course.
The program focuses on creating a positive behavior change using group support
to become a non-smoker. You are welcome to use nicotine replacement therapy
from your healthcare provider while taking the course.
You do not need to quit the first day!
||Tuesdays (for 8 weeks)
||UMMC Patient Resource Center, 1st floor of the Weinberg Building
||Any Smoker over 18 years of age
||Yourself (You may also bring your lunch)
Within 20 Minutes of Quitting
Information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Within 20 minutes after you smoke that last cigarette, your body begins a series
of changes that continue for years.
20 Minutes After Quitting
Your heart rate drops.
12 Hours After Quitting
Carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.
2 Weeks to 3 Months After Quitting
Your heart Attack risk begins to drop.
Your lung function begins to improve.
Get more tips to help you kick the habit.
Questions? Give Us a Call!
The Patient Resource Center at 410-328-WELL (9355)
This page was last updated: March 25, 2015