about Tobacco






Want to quit tobacco?

Check out these helpful resources and programs.

802 Quits offers quit planning and support for a tobacco-free life. Counseling referrals and group classes are held throughout the year. For more info on local cessation programs, see below and call Melanie Sheehan at 802.674.7089.

Nicotine Anonymous offers help 365 days a year to those who wish to stop using nicotine.

Tobacco Cessation Guidelines are offered by the U.S. Surgeon General to help people quit smoking.

My Last Dip is a program designed to help chewing-tobacco users quit. Intended for 14- to 25-year-olds.

Local tobacco cessation classes
Are you ready to quit for good? This FREE, 4-week group includes free NRT (nicotine replacement therapy) for eligible Vermont residents. Ongoing 1-1 tobacco cessation counseling is available upon request.  For more information, call Melanie Sheehan at 802.674.7089.


Stopping Smoking: What is it all about?

"We’ve all heard about why quitting is important, and maybe have had family members nag and humiliate us as a means of motivation.  It doesn’t work.  Tobacco users are aware of the consequences of smoking. They need not be chastised for their habits or judged as “bad people.” Good support includes understanding the tobacco addiction, helping users identify when and why they smoke, finding out what they desire as motivation, and helping provide that." (Click here to read the full opinion piece.)
~Melanie Sheehan
Director of Community Health Outreach, Mt. Ascutney Hospital & Health Center
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