Tobacco Cessation

It’s hard to quit. We know. When you’re ready, we’re here.

Get tools and resources to help you quit

GatorCare members can:

  • Attend a tobacco cessation group with Tobacco Free Florida (See Learn More section below).
  • Receive one-on-one coaching with a GatorCare Wellness Coordinator.
  • Receive free quit aids with a prescription, including patches, gum, lozenges and medications like Chantix and Bupropion.

For more information, contact GatorCare Wellness Manager, Mallory Rubek.

Jacksonville

Contact Felicia Brinkley, Tobacco Training Specialist

904-244-9355 | felicia.brinkley@jax.ufl.edu

Learn more

Group quit sessions are offered for free by Tobacco Free Florida and the Florida Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Network to all community members. AHEC classes provide support, guidance, and quit aids like nicotine replacement patches, when available and medically appropriate, to help you become tobacco free. The classes were created by an ex-smoker and are led by trained facilitators.

View the latest calendar of classes in Gainesville, Jacksonville and surrounding areas. You may also call 1-877-848-6696 for more information.

Tobacco Free Florida offers a variety of services and tools to help you get quit your way: 1) Phone Quit, 2) Group Quit, and 3) Web Quit. Learn more at tobaccofreeflorida.com.

Resources

Electronic Cigarettes- What’s the Bottom Line?

Vaping Information for Parents, Educators, and Health Care Providers

Questions about the tools and resources available to GatorCare members? Call the GatorCare office at 352-733-9200.