Kick The Habit
KICK the Habit and Keep it Clean for Kids
Do you know what smoking and cigarettes can do to the inside of your body? As some of the youngest members of the UMMC community tell us, there's nothing good to come from smoking.
Secondhand Smoke is No Joke! | Facebook Live Sessions | Free Smoking Cessation Classes and Counseling | Within 20 Minutes of Quitting | Related Links | Questions? Give Us a Call!
A partnership between the Baltimore City Health Department and the University
of Maryland Medicine
Secondhand Smoke is No Joke!
Secondhand smoke is more than just a drag to be around! Each year it causes:
- 700,000 ear infections in children
- 400,000 cases of childhood asthma
- 9,700 babies to be born with low birth weight
- It is linked to 2,700 cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
Facebook Live with the UMMC Smoking Cessation Facilitators
Watch more Facebook Live sessions on the UMMC Facebook page.
Free Smoking Cessation Classes and Counseling
You do not need to quit the first day!
- List of Smoking Cessation Classes by Maryland County and Baltimore City.
Title: Gun Powder Art: Burning Lungs
Artist: Dino Tomic
Fact Check: Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death. – CDC
Within 20 Minutes of Quitting
Information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Within 20 minutes after you smoke that last cigarette, your body begins a series
of changes that continue for years.
20 Minutes After Quitting
Your heart rate drops.
12 Hours After Quitting
Carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.
2 Weeks to 3 Months After Quitting
Your heart Attack risk begins to drop.
Your lung function begins to improve.
Get more tips to help you kick the habit.
Questions? Give Us a Call!
The Patient Resource Center at 410-328-WELL (9355)