New Smoking Cessation Program for Pregnant and Postpartum Women PDF Print E-mail
New Smoking Cessation Program for Pregnant and Postpartum Women
Snow Hill, MD – The Worcester County Health Department will offer quit smoking classes this spring at the Center 4 Clean Start (C4CS), an addictions treatment center for pregnant and post-partum women. 
The classes will kick off with a baby-showered themed open house and educational event about the dangers of smoking while pregnant. The event will be at 10:30 a.m. at the C4CS, 926 Snow Hill Rd. Cottage 200, in Salisbury on April 7 and will feature numerous giveaways and incentives for pregnant and postpartum women in need of assistance with their quitting smoking goals. The event is limited to women who are interested in seeking services at the center. 
Center 4 Clean Start smoking cessation program is available to pregnant and/or postpartum women of Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico or Worcester counties who are enrolled in the center’s services. 
Pregnant women of the Lower Eastern Shore smoke at a significantly higher rate than the state’s average. Pregnant and postpartum women who have substance abuse disorders are also more likely to be smokers or use other tobacco/nicotine products. The smoking cessation program at C4CS is a free 12-week course on-site that will be more convenient for clients compared to the traditional referral to outside county programs.
“This new offering of smoking cessation classes will be a safe, judgment free environment for pregnant or postpartum women who want to quit smoking or using tobacco or vaping products,” said Ellen Willingham, Chronic Disease & Tobacco Prevention Supervisor, Worcester County Health Department. “The class teaches techniques for changing long-standing habits.”
For more information about the classes and Open House, please contact the Center for Clean Start at 410.742.3460. The event is free but reservations are encouraged. 
The project is funded in part by Wicomico County Health Department’s Pregnant and Tobacco Cessation Help program. 
Last Updated on Thursday, 09 March 2017 15:53

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