UM Shore Regional Health Partners with Local Health Department to Promote the Great American Smoke-Out

Brian Leutner, director, Oncology Services, UM Shore Regional Health, and Jane McConnell, Talbot County Health Department.

University of Maryland Shore Regional Health has partnered with the Talbot County Health Department Cigarette Restitution Fund to promote the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smoke-Out®, to be observed this year on November 19.

Each year, the Great American Smoke-Out® is promoted nationally to encourage smokers to quit using  tobacco, if only for one day. The idea behind the event is that spending one day smoke-free could lead to another and ultimately enable someone to kick their tobacco addiction.

In observance of the Smoke-Out, the Talbot County Health Department Cigarette Restitution Fund is encouraging community members to make a donation to the Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health for the amount they would have spent on tobacco that day.

Donations to the Cancer Center can be made payable to:
Memorial Hospital Foundation
Memo: Cancer Center
PO Box 1846
Easton, MD 21601

Click here to donate online.

For additional information about the Great American Smoke-Out® or tobacco cessation opportunities with the Talbot County Health Department, call 410-819-5600.