Tobacco Free Florida: Three Ways To Quit

Tobacco Free Florida: Three Ways To Quit

Tobacco Free Florida Week turns five years old this month.

The program, Tobacco Free Florida, is a statewide cessation and prevention campaign that educates people about the dangers of smoking, and provides self-help resources for smokers who are trying to quit.

The Florida Department of Health reports the initiative, which is funded by the state’s tobacco settlement fund, has helped more than 72,000 people quit smoking through its “Three Ways to Quit” program:

  1. Florida Quitline matches smokers with “quit coaches” to create individualized stop-smoking plans. Toll free: 1-877-U-CAN-NOW (1-877-822-6669)
  2. Online web coaches help smokers create personalized quit-smoking plans.
  3. Florida Area Health Education Centers offer Quit Smoking Now classes.

According to state health officials, Tobacco Free Florida  has reduced smoking-related health care costs by more than $4 billion.

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