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

For immediate release: November 17, 2015

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
P.O. Box 1846, Easton, MD 21601

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

As part of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is the principal provider of comprehensive health care services for more than 170,000 residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. UM Shore Regional Health’s team of more than 2,500 employees, medical staff, board members and volunteers works with various community partners to fulfill the organization’s mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.

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