Quit Smoking Workshop


If you smoke or use tobacco products, you probably know that smoking is the #1 most preventable cause of death in the United States. And quitting—no matter your age, how long you’ve smoked, or what health problems you may have—is the #1 most important step you can take to live a longer and healthier life.

You probably also know that quitting is hard. In fact, studies show that most smokers want to quit. And many try one or more times without success. But studies also show that quitting with the support of counseling and medicine can double—or even triple—your chances of success. And that’s where we can help.


Our local Vermont Quit Partners offer FREE, weekly, small-group workshops across the state. Your workshop leaders and fellow participants will guide and support you to:

  • Create a plan of action for becoming tobacco free.
  • Stay motivated for the long run.
  • Find ways to manage your stress and cravings.

Vermont Quit Partners offer FREE gum, lozenges, and patches.

Need support to start your quit now? 802Quits has free quit tools, advice on how to manage cravings, make your own quit plan, and more. You can use these tools together with our Quit Smoking Workshop or before you get started.


If you’re a current smoker or tobacco user who wants to quit.


Feb 19
Quit Smoking

FreshStart – The Courtyard – February 19th @ Community Room at The Courtyard, Winooski 05404

  • Feb. 19, 2020 
  • to Mar. 11, 2020
  •  on Wednesdays 
  • - 4:00:00 PM
Mar 3
Quit Smoking

FreshStart – Porter Medical Center – March 3rd @ Porter Medical Center, Middlebury 05753

  • Mar. 3, 2020 
  • to Mar. 24, 2020
  •  on Tuesdays 
  • - 6:00:00 PM
Mar 4
Quit Smoking

FreshStart – CVPS Leahy Conference Center – March 4th @ Rutland Regional Medical Center, Rutland 05701

  • Mar. 4, 2020 
  • to Mar. 25, 2020
  •  on Wednesdays 
  • - 5:30:00 PM


There are about 1,000 smoking-related deaths in Vermont each year.

Source: Vermont Department of Health, Tobacco Control Program

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Joining a workshop with a specially trained Vermont Quit Partner doubles your chances of successfully quitting.

Source: Vermont Department of Health, Tobacco Control Program

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It can take several tries to quit tobacco for good, but each time gets you closer to success.

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Vermont adults who smoke were significantly more likely to be diagnosed with heart disease, depression, arthritis, and type 2 diabetes than adults who didn’t smoke.

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“I had tried to quit many times; I think I actually lost track of how many times. It’s been over a year [since I stopped], but the interesting thing is I can’t really imagine going back to smoking now. As far as I’m concerned, I’m done smoking.”

– Heather

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