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

By Maggie Hall,

November 16, 2016


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

For information about DOH-Pinellas, go to 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