Tobacco Use

Healthy Androscoggin works with adults, youth, providers, and other organizations to educate about and support tobacco-free lifestyles and tobacco-free environments.

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Tar Wars

Tar Wars is a tobacco education presentation available to all fifth grade students.  The program focuses on the social aspects of why children begin to use tobacco, and kids gain a new perspective on the role advertising plays in influencing that choice. Healthy Androscoggin and its trained team of volunteers have joined together to change cultural norms around acceptance of tobacco use and to advise our youth not to start.  If you are interested in having a trained professional bring Tar Wars to your school, contact Healthy Androscoggin at 795-5990.

For Quitters

Call the Maine Tobacco HelpLine 1-800-207-1230

Tobacco Support Group

Have you been thinking about quitting smoking or looking for additional support to stay tobacco-free? Check out Healthy Androscoggin’s weekly Tobacco Support Group held Thursday evenings from 6-7pm at St. Mary’s Hospital, 99 Campus Ave, Lewiston. The group is free, open to the public and no preregistration is required. For more information about the support group call Healthy Androscoggin at 795-5990 or email


FreshStart is the only tobacco cessation group currently being offered in Androscoggin County.  It is a 5-week tobacco cessation series that addresses quit strategies, triggers, myths, problem-solving skills training, provides access to resources, and educates participants about effective medications. The program culminates in the development of a quit plan. All activities are conducted within a supportive group atmosphere.

Quit & Win 

Healthy Androscoggin’s Quit & Win support program to help people maintain their New Year’s Resolution to become tobacco-free. Those who attend a five week cessation class are eligible for prizes including cash awards.  Registration for Quit & Win is now CLOSED.

Would you like to hear inspiring stories from 2012’s Quit & Win participants?

“I love these people and their health and safety is my primary concern.” – George

Click here to watch George’s personal & candid interview about why he quit tobacco.



“I believe he opened the door for me to seek support through the Tobacco Helpline.  I saw it when I went to the emergency room one day.” – Rhonda

Click here to watch Rhonda’s personal & candid interview about why she quit tobacco.


If you have questions, please contact us at 207-795-5990 or click here.