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By Audrey Stasko, Public Information Specialist

January 04, 2019

Turn your New Year’s resolution to quit smoking into a reality by registering for a Tobacco Free Florida Group Quit session in January. The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) is hosting the face-to-face session from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22, at DOH-Pinellas in MidCounty (Largo), 8751 Ulmerton Rd.

The sessions are open to the public and presented by the Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center (GNAHEC) at no cost. Participants will receive information on how to prepare a plan to quit, how to deal with cravings and what to expect during the process. The program covers all forms of tobacco and those who want to quit can also receive nicotine replacement patches, gum and lozenges at no cost (while supplies last and if medically appropriate).

During January, numerous classes are held at other locations in Pinellas County, too. For information about other sessions or to register, call (813) 929-1000 or email Go to for other resources.

For more information about GNAHEC, go to

For more information about DOH-Pinellas, go to or follow us on Twitter at @HealthyPinellas.

About the Florida Department of Health

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