​Statewide Health Communication Campaigns

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Responsible Tobacco Retailer Campaign

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Smoke-Free Living Campaign
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Maryland Tobacco Litter Campaign
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The Cigar Trap Campaign  
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Behavioral Health and Smoking, Quitline Media Ad

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Pregnant and Smoking, Quitline Media Ad
A Tip from a Former Smoker: I quit so I could see my daughter turn 17.
CDC Tips from Former Smokers CampaignTM​​​​​​​​​​​​

Statewide Tobacco Control Initiatives

At the statewide level, the Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control provides oversight, technical assistance and training to local health departments, grantees, and partners ensuring that efforts are coordinated with the statewide program goals and messages.

MDQuit Resource Center (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)

MDQuit (Maryland Quitting Use and Initiation of Tobacco) is the information resource center for tobacco use cessation and prevention for the State of Maryland. The re​source center is dedicated to assisting providers and programs in reducing tobacco use among Maryland residents. The mission is to link tobacco control professionals and healthcare providers to state tobacco control initiatives, to provide evidence-based, effective tools and resources to local programs, to create and support an extensive collaborative network of tobacco use prevention and cessation professionals, and to provide a forum for sharing best practices to reduce tobacco use throughout Maryland.

MDQuit provides specialized trainings and resources on topics, including Best Practices in Tobacco and Cessation, Breaking the Habit in Behavioral Health, Brief Interventions, Fax to Assist, and Preparing to Quit.  ​

For more information, visit MDQuit Resource Center.

Legal Resource Center for Public Health Policy (University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law)

The Legal Resource Center for Public Health Policy provides best practice legal and policy ​technical assistance​ and training to state agencies​, local health departments, decision-makers, community organizations, and residents across the state on a wide-range of tobacco control issues, including: 

  • ​Youth access to tobacco products, especially in the retail​ environment​
  • Smoke-free multiunit housing policy development and enforcement
  • Smoke-free outdoor area policy development and enforcement (beaches, parks)
  • Youth use of other tobacco products, such as little cigars, cigarillos, and smokeless tobacco
  • Emerging products, such as e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-hookah, vape pens

Health Communications 

The Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control develops and implements campaigns to increase awareness of the dangers of tobacco use, encourage those who use tobacco to quit, and provide information on services available for residents who are ready to quit using tobacco. TV, radio, transit, billboards, print, and websites have been developed to support these campaigns, which include: the Maryland Tobacco Quitline​, No Tobacco Sales to Minors, No Tobacco Litter, The Cigar Trap​Smoke-Free Multiunit Housing, Behavioral Health and Smoking, and Pregnancy and SmokingThe Center also supports national initiatives​, including the Centers for Disease Control Tips From Former Smokers campaignTM.

A Tip from a Former Smoker: The worst enemy I ever faced was cigarettes. 

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