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Help for Quitters
Local Support supplement state Help Line
Maine Tobacco Help Line: 1-800-207-1230

Our mission:                        
To achieve measurable improvement in the quality of life in the River Valley towns of Oxford County through coordinated, ongoing public health promotion.

Our Success :
stablished in 1997,
the Healthy Communities is successor to the Northern Oxford County Coalition (NOCC). The regional Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided financial support and technical assistance to the NOCC, whose chief concern was environmental pollution.







  • A smoker is two to three times more likely to quit with help than when trying to quit on their own. The help line offers free nicotine replacement aids to people who qualify.

On-Line Support

www.quitnet.com Provides quitters an on-line partnership with other quitters, gives quit tips and stories that have been shared by their members, as well as other free support. They also provide on line counseling for a monthly fee.
www.ffsonline.org Is an adaptation of the American Lung Associationís gold standard, group clinic that has helped thousands of smokers to quit for good. It will lead you through quitting, step by step using the program Freedom From Smoking.
www.whyquit.com Is hosted by Joel Spitzer, an authority in the development and implementation of smoking cessation and prevention programs for over 30 years. This is the web-site to go to for motivation, education, and support for cold-turkey nicotine cessation.

These activities are supported by the Maine Lead Poisoning Prevention Fund

The Maine.gov website provides numerous resources regarding lead prevention as well abatement and a list of providers and print materials.

The Maine Tracking Network: Improving Public Health with Better Information
This link provides data collected by county as well a valuable information about lead poisoning and how it is tracked.


211 Maine is a great resource for Mainers
With health questions including lead poisoning.


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