Chronic Disease Prevention Program
The Chronic Disease Prevention Office works with communities, school, businesses, and healthcare organizations to implement programs, policies and environmental supports to help our residents, families and communities thrive. We want to see a Kent County where everyone is their healthiest-from being physically active, to eating healthy, to living tobacco free…
Ready to quit smoking or vaping or know someone who needs help? There are lots of resources available.
Maryland Tobacco Quitline. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit smokingstopshere.com for 24/7 support from a trained quit coach. Patches and gum available while supplies last.
Vaping Prevention and Education: Resources for Talking With Students A collection of science-based, standards-mapped classroom resources. These resources were created by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products and aim to prevent vaping among middle and high school students.
Maryland teens can now use the Live Vape Free (LVF) program for help quitting e-cigarettes. LVF is a free texting program for youth ages 13-17. To sign up for free, Maryland teens can text VAPEFREE to 873-373.
Diabetes Prevention Resources
34% of adults on the Mid-Shore have PREdiabetes, the condition that often leads to type 2 diabetes. The good news? It’s preventable. Take a 1-minute risk test to see if you are at high risk for prediabetes. If you are medium or high risk, enroll in the CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program. Call 410-221-2600 to sign-up for an in-person or online program.