Freeing Yourself From Tobacco

Rangely School Signage040317Tobacco is one of the toughest addictions there is - and one of the deadliest. Healthy Community Coalition is committed to offering support and assistance to anyone in our community looking for support in quitting tobacco or staying away from it so you never start.

Healthy Community Coalition’s tobacco recovery program is designed to help individuals through the tobacco recovery process and to remain tobacco-free. Qualified tobacco recovery counselors at provide ongoing, free, confidential, individualized tobacco and nicotine recovery support and counseling. Group counseling is also available. For more information contact Cheryl Moody, RN, at 207-779-2214 or Janis Walker at 207-779-2750.

For additional assistance in quitting, contact the Maine Tobacco hotline for free, confidential support by phone for smokers who want to quit.

Benefits of Quitting

Your health begins to improve within twenty minutes of quitting. Within a short time, you will feel better, breathe better, and even smell better.  Your food will taste better.  And you will add years to your life.

CDC Quit Smoking

Tobacco Free Franklin Program

Tobacco Free Franklin program’s goal is to prevent tobacco and nicotine delivery systems use to decrease lung cancer incidence and mortality. Trained tobacco recovery specialists offer one-on-one community education, and group tobacco recovery counseling. For more information contact Cheryl Moody, RN, at 207-779-2214, or cmoody2@fchn.org or contact Janis Walker at jwalker@fchn.org or at 207-779-2750.

Smokeless SchoolDays

Smokeless SchoolDays is a program for Greater Franklin County youth in grades 6-12 who want to quit tobacco or want to help someone quit tobacco. Smokeless SchoolDays can also provide a positive educational alternative for kids under age 18 who are suspended from school or break the tobacco possession law. Youth will not have to pay a fine through the criminal justice system if they attend the program.

For more information please contact Nicole Ditata, MCHES, HMP Director, at nditata@fchn.org or 779-2932.

Free Yourself from Tobacco

Call the Maine Tobacco Helpline at 1-800-207-1230

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