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New Tobacco Prevention and Treatment Program

BeFree Tobacco Prevention
& Treatment Program

As part of its prevention efforts as a Maine District Tobacco Prevention Partner, Mid Coast Hospital has launched a new tobacco prevention and treatment program. The BeFree Tobacco Prevention & Treatment program seeks to prevent all types of tobacco use (including e-cigarettes) among youth, prevent exposure to second-hand smoke in public places, and provide treatment for those who use tobacco.

District Tobacco Prevention Partners (DTPP) are part of a statewide Maine Prevention Services initiative coordinated by the MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence and funded by the Maine Center for Disease Control. Mid Coast has been a DTPP since 2016, although tobacco treatment support has been available through Mid Coast Hospital for more than 20 years.

Coordinated by the Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, BeFree supports Midcoast community members in their efforts to quit using tobacco by increasing community awareness of the many resources available to assist with quit attempts, and offering free tobacco cessation counseling. Mid Coast Hospital tobacco treatment specialists work with BeFree participants to create a personal quit plan, discuss available medications, and educate them about local, state, and national resources.

In addition to counseling, participants of the BeFree program also receive a quit kit containing a quit journal and free resources to help them quit, such as the Maine Tobacco Helpline, a free phone line (1-800-207-1230) that answers questions and offers support to people thinking about quitting or who are ready to quit.

Learn more at www.midcoasthealth.com/be-free.

More Info

Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness

Summary: Provides quality, evidence-based prevention and wellness support, information and resources for an array of important issues.

329 Maine Street–South Entrance
Brunswick, Maine 04011
(207) 373-6585

More Info

Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness

Summary: Provides quality, evidence-based prevention and wellness support, information and resources for an array of important issues.

329 Maine Street–South Entrance
Brunswick, Maine 04011
(207) 373-6585

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