Maryland's Tobacco Resource Center - Linking Professionals to Best Practices

Items of Interest

Most recent research has determined that although the majority of the population has quit smoking, many parts of the country that are low-income have not.

In Salisbury Maryland, legislation has been passed that bans smoking and vaping in all Salisbury parks, playgrounds, and other public places.  Not only is a ban being put in place, but there will also be strict enforcement of fines for those in violation of the ban. The ordinance could result in a fine of up to $500, with each repeat offense likely resulting in a $1,000 fine.

On Friday, July 28, 2017, the FDA announced that it intends to pursue regulations to significantly lower nicotine levels in cigarettes to reduce their addictive properties.  These policy measures would likely lower the burden of tobacco-related disease and death, and prevent millions of teens and young adults from becomming addicted.

The Truth Initiative is launching its new Tobacco-Free College Program, which offers 17-month grants for up to $20,000 to communit

Are you the primary caregiver of a child with asthma and ready to quit smoking?  Do you have a friend, family member or co-worker who is also thinking about quitting?  Together you could EACH have the chance to earn up to $500 for quitting smoking.  Click