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Smoking Cessation for Adults

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DO YOU WANT TO QUIT SMOKING? 

3 Ways to Quit

The Florida Department of Health in Gulf County, in conjunction with Florida Area Health Education Centers (AHEC), offers 3 ways to quit smoking and all of them are free for Gulf County residents.

By Phone

Quitline

 1-(877) U-CAN-NOW (1-877-822-6669) for free phone counseling sessions and free nicotine replacement therapy (such as nicotine patches, gum and lozenges) while supplies last.

In Person

Option One: Quit Smoking Now
Tobacco Cessation Classes, created by ex-smokers, last six weeks for one hour and are held at the Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf in Port St. Joe, FL. They are free and open to anyone interested in quitting. Smokeless tobacco users are also welcome.

Option Two: Tools To Quit

A "Study on your own" program that will meet face-to-face one time for two hours. After choosing a quit day, participants will receive the necessary tools to assist them in becoming free from tobacco. Classes are held in various locations throughout Gulf County.For additional information regarding these tobacco cessation services, including class schedules, is available on-line at www.ahectobacco.com

Online

You can visit the Tobacco Free Florida or Quit Now.net websites.
To register for the FREE Quit Smoking Now classes or for more information contact the Tobacco Prevention Program Coordinator at 850-227-1276 ext. 0423.

HOW MUCH IS SMOKING COSTING YOU? 

Check out this interactive Smoking Cost Calculator from Tobacco Free Florida!