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(May 31, 2023, Salisbury, MD) – Each year on May 31st, the World Health Organization (WHO) sponsors World No Tobacco Day to encourage people to quit smoking tobacco for 24 hours or as the start of a long-term quit attempt. This year’s theme is “We need food, not tobacco”. The 2023 global campaign aims to raise awareness about alternative crop production opportunities for tobacco farmers and encourage them to grow sustainable, nutritious crops, to help contribute to the global food crisis. It also exposes the tobacco industry’s efforts to interfere with attempts to substitute tobacco growing with sustainable crops. 

In recognition of World No Tobacco Day, the Wicomico County Health Department will be distributing quit kits. They have items to keep the mouth, hands and brain busy, and to relieve stress.  Pick up a quit kit for yourself or someone you care about.

The kits include:

  • Stop Smoking Pocket Pal
  • Tobacco use tracker
  • Gum, mint & lollipop

Quit Kits are available for pick up at the following locations:

  • Wicomico County Health Department

– Hurdle building, 108 E. Main Street, Salisbury, MD 21801

– Adkins building, WIC and Dental 801 Salisbury Blvd, Salisbury, MD 21801

– Fritz building, 300 W. Carroll Street, Salisbury, MD 21801

  • Lower Shore Friends – 207 Maryland Ave. Suite #5, Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Chesapeake Healthcare – 1665 Woodbrooke Dr., Salisbury, MD 21804

Wicomico County Health Department offers free confidential smoking cessation and individual counseling. Call today to receive education, support and FREE nicotine replacement patches, nicotine lozenges, or Varenicline (replacement for Chantix). For additional information, please contact Carol Fenner at 410-334-3480. Connect with us at or on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.



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