The MCYC has gone paperless!
In order to save paper and resources, the MCYC will no longer be publishing a quarterly newsletter. Instead, we will be sending out monthly e-mail newsletters.
Want to stay connected with the MCYC?
Click on the link above for a PDF copy of our report presented at our annual meeting.
We have several interesting books to loan the Milton community. Click on the MCYC Library to be directed to our online catalog. Stop by any time to sign out a book!
Tips, tools and advice to help you quit on your own.
You are not alone. There are thousands of Vermonters trying to quit smoking on their own. There are many things you can do to improve your chances of success.
You’ll find a checklist of things you can do to prepare yourself for your quit. There are also plenty of tips and suggestions for what you can do on your quit date, and things you can do to help you stay quit when times get hard and cravings are strong.
Quitting smoking is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do. With the right tools and support, you can do it. Don’t be discouraged by slips. If you find that you’re having a hard time quitting on your own, remember that free help is available. Working with 802Quits’ Vermont Quit Partners or Quitline phone coaches increases your chances of quitting smoking successfully. Combining Quit Help by Phone or In-Person Quit Help with gum, patches and lozenges nearly doubles your chances for success.
In-Person Tobacco Cessation Group Classes at Fletcher Allen Health Care (FAHC):
Group cessation classes are based on the American Cancer Society’s freshstart program which runs for 4 consecutive weeks and is facilitated by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS). The overall goal of the program is to help individuals overcome their addiction and enjoy the health benefits of a tobacco free lifestyle. The program is free and confidential. Delivered in a small group community or workplace setting, participants receive personal attention and the support of their peers. The program is evidence-based and proven effective. Groups are tailored to meet the needs of different learning styles and each session combines group discussion, education, skills practice in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
During the In-Person Group participants are introduced to the following key stages:
- Preparation phase: tailoring your plan and laying the foundation for your success
- Quit day: planning and affirming the decision to quit
- Maintenance plan: providing skills, resources and support to remain tobacco free
- Nicotine Replacement: your TTS will help you choose the right nicotine replacement plan. An 8-week supply of free patches, gum or lozenges are available to group participants (while supply is available)
For In-Person Group information or registration, call 1-802-847-6541 or go to 802Quits.org for quick and easy on-line registration and class listings in your area, at FAHC and other locations.
Quit By Phone
Links you with a quit coach who will help you get ready to quit and give you tips, advice and support to help you stay quit. Call now to get started.
- Vermont residents: 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669)
- New York residents: 1-866-NY QUITS (1-866-697-8487)
- Outside these two areas: 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669)
Visit 802quits.org for support, advice, tips and online coaching groups and forums.
Make your world a Smoke-Free Zone! Learn about the dangers of secondhand smoke and what you can do to make the air around you, your friends and family and your pets safe to breathe. For facts and tips to help you succeed, click here.
START Tip Line
Concerned about a friend or peer? Show you care. Call or text 363-TIPS with info about parties or events where there may be underage drinking! Put it in your phone! You anonymous info will be received locally.