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Quit Your Way DOH-Pinellas Helps Kick Tobacco

By Maggie Hall

June 28, 2017

Looking to quit tobacco for good? The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) is hosting Quit Your Way sessions from Tobacco Free Florida at two of its centers in July. The sessions are presented by the Gulfcoast North Area Health Education at no cost.

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Two-hour sessions at DOH-Pinellas centers will be held on these dates:

  • 10 AM to noon, Wednesday, July 5, at DOH-Pinellas in St. Petersburg: 205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St., N.
  • 1-3 PM, Tuesday, July 25, at DOH-Pinellas at Mid-County (Largo), 8751 Ulmerton Rd.

In addition to the group sessions, tobacco users who want to quit can also get four weeks of nicotine replacement patches, gum and lozenges at no cost. The sessions provide information on how prepare a plan to quit, how to deal with cravings and what to expect during the process.

During July, classes are held at other locations in Pinellas County, too. For information about other sessions or to register, call (813) 929-1000 or email kmurphy@gnahec.org. Go to www.tobaccofreeflorida.com for other resources.

For information about DOH-Pinellas, go to http://pinellas.floridahealth.gov or follow us on Twitter @HealthyPinellas.