State urges smokers to team up with doctors to quit

State urges smokers to team up with doctors to quit

Quitting smoking is tough no matter what, but studies show that tobacco users who get help from their doctors have more success.

To promote that teamwork,  the state surgeon general and Tobacco Free Florida are calling on health-care providers to do more to help tobacco users quit through a new initiative: Team Up to Quit.

The statewide effort, which launches next week during Tobacco Free Florida Week, asks doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists and other health providers to get out messages that will help users give up their tobacco habit.

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