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All five Mid-Shore counties have youth tobacco use rates higher than Maryland, and a higher percent of females who smoke during pregnancy. Factors that are typically associated with rural areas, such as lower income and education levels, higher unemployment, and a lack of coordinated services contribute to these inequities. Stakeholders have committed to develop a multi-jurisdictional plan to leverage scarce resources, coordinate communications, and integrate referrals to clinical and community-based prevention and treatment services.


 Vaping and Addiction Information and Resources: 

The Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Homepage and Resources: Maryland tobacco and vaping statistics and additional local and federal resources.

Quick Facts on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults - CDC facts on vaping and addiction. ‘Where Can I Learn More’ section located towards the bottom of the landing page lists additional cessation programs and educational resources on vaping and quitting. 

Key Vape Resources Page - Assorted resources for parents, educators, and youth via the Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control - Information and resources for tobacco and vape use among the Black, Latino/a/x and LGBTQ+ population - Information and resources for teens and other populations for quitting and staying vape free 

The Vape Experiment Help youth go vape free: Access to downloadable toolkits and posters from this site can be found here. 

Cessation Programs and Support - Maryland Quitline, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669); text 34191 or enroll online for free resources and specialized programs to support any Marylander’s journey to quit tobacco and vaping. 

Text-based quitting support for ages 13-17 via the Live Vape Free program: Text “READY” to 873-373 

Stanford Medicine: You and Me, Together Vape Free - evidence-based prevention curriculum and Stanford Medicine: Healthy Futures - 

Alternative-to-School-Suspension program 

CATCH - Evidence-based youth vape prevention program. - Youth and young adult focused program for quitting; Teens and young adults can join for free by texting DITCHVAPE to 88709



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