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Information about Quitting Smoking

Smoking and Secondhand smoke can cause Asthma Attacks. If you or someone you smoke around is someone who has asthma, there are programs that can help with quitting. Available below is a directory of smoking cessation programs in Baltimore.

American Cancer Society, Fresh Start Program


  • Free over the phone counseling, assigned Quit Coach with resources, 7am-3am 7 week days

American Lung Association Help Line

Baltimore City Health Department

1001 E. Fayette St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

  • Call 410-545-1530 for updating information and classes
  • Or visit their website
  • Provides free smoking cessation group therapy and patch therapy

Baltimore Medical Systems

Contact Earlene Washington, 410-732-8800 ext 10067

  • Offers classes at three community health center sites

Chase Brexton Health Services, Last Drag: Freedom from Smoking

1001 Cathedral St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

410-837-2050 ext 2617

  • Free and open to the public
  • Holds a six week smoking cessation group, providing free gum and patches
  • Location: Mt. Vernon Center: 5500 Knoll Drive, #370, Columbia, MD 21045
  • Mondays from 5:30-7:00

Good Samaritan Hospital

5601 Loch Raven Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21239


  • Offers a smoking cessation support group that meets weekly, Mondays 6:30pm-8pm

Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Freedom from Smoking classes

Held in Medical Library

6701 N. Charles Street
Towson, MD 21204


  • Free 8 week program, Wednesdays at 6pm, free parking

Baltimore County Department of Health

6401 York Road, Third Floor 
Baltimore, Maryland 21212


  • 8 week program with support group services offered, stay quit group offered

Harbor Hospital Center

2990 S. Hanover St.
Baltimore, MD 21225


  • Offers several free smoking cessation programs for adults and adolescents

Maryland Tobacco Quitline


  • Provides free, confidential and anonymous telephone counseling and information to people 18 and older seven days a week, 8am to midnight

Mid Atlantic Cardiovascular, GBMC East Pavilion

6569 North Charles Street, Suite 600
Baltimore, MD 21204

Contact Dr. Louis Genzer

  • Daily from 4-6pm for adults and adolescents, $100 cash/checks, not covered by insurance

Total Health Care

1501 Division Street
Baltimore, MD 21217

  • Free patches, individual counseling for behavior modification