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Tobacco-Free Florida and DOH Pinellas Encourage Tobacco Users To Quit For A Day

By Maggie Hall,

November 16, 2016

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In observance of the Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society and Tobacco Free Florida, the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) encourages tobacco users to make a quit plan or to plan in advance to quit smoking on Thursday, Nov. 17.

DOH-Pinellas is raising awareness of Tobacco Free Florida's free and proven-effective resources available to Floridians to successfully quit.

The "Quit Your Way" program provides users interested in quitting access to free tools, including a 2-Week Starter Kit of nicotine replacement patches, Text2Quit, Email Tips and a Quit Guide. They can choose as many tools and services as they need, or use them in addition to Tobacco Free Florida's Phone, Group and Web Quit services.

DOH-Pinellas aims to educate Floridians on the various ways to quit and supports them through the process - not only during the Great American Smokeout, but year 'round. For more information about Quit Your Way, go to www.tobaccofreeflorida.com/quityourway.

For information about DOH-Pinellas, go to www.PinellasHealth.com and follow us on Twitter @HealthyPinellas.

The department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Follow us on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For more information about the Florida Department of Health please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov.