November 17

The Great American Smokeout

Quitting smoking isn’t easy. Good news is there are many resources available to help you on your journey. Join the national movement, The Great American Smokeout, and make November 17 your quit day.

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*Source for the fact from the CDC

Electronic Cigarettes

What are they? E-cigarettes are electric device that simulates tobacco smoking. They produce an aerosol by heating a liquid that usually contains nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals. Users inhale the aerosol into their lungs, and bystanders can also breathe in this aerosol when the user exhales into the air. E-cigarettes can be used to deliver marijuana and other drugs.

What’s the bottom line?

E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes have the potential to benefit adults who use it as a complete substitute. Learn more about substitutes.

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E-Cigarettes and Youth

The use of e-cigarettes is unsafe for kids, teens, and young adults. Learn how e-cigarettes affect young adults.

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What Parents Need to Know

Having an informed discussion with youth about e-cigarettes begins with knowing what they are.

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Health Effects Associated with the use of Smoking & Tobacco Use

Smoking leads to disease and disability and harms nearly every organ of the body.

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Andy Greenhaw

One-on-One Coaching

Research shows you are three times more likely to succeed quitting tobacco when you combine coaching with cessation aids. When you are ready to quit, we are here to help. To set up an appointment for more information, contact Andy Greenhaw, Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist and Certified Health Education Specialist.

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Resources

Community resource

University of Florida AHEC

The UF Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program in partnership with Tobacco Free Florida offers free classes to help you quit. Participate in a one-time, two hour Tools to Quit class and receive two to four weeks of free nicotine replacement products (if medically appropriate for individuals 18 years or older). Classes are offered twice a day Monday through Friday and are available in-person and online. All classes are open to the public.

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Community Resource

Smokefree Text Messaging Programs

Smokefree.gov offers free text messaging programs that give 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips for becoming smokefree and being healthier. Find the program that meets your needs. You can sign up or opt-out at any time.

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Community resource

Tobacco Free Florida

Looking to quit nicotine use of any kind – hookah, tobacco, cigarettes, cigars, or vape? Tobacco Free Florida offers free smoking cessation programs such as Text2Quit, personalized coaching sessions with a Quit Coach®, a 2- week starter kit of nicotine replacement therapy (if medically appropriate for individuals 18 years or older), and Web Quit, which offers a personalized online plan for those quitting on their own. For additional tools and information, visit.

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Gatorcare members only

Tobacco Cessation Products and Medications

To help you quit, GatorCare covers certain tobacco cessation products and meditations at 100%. The products covered are: patches, gum, lozenges, spray, inhaler, Chantix, and bupropion SR. Look up your coverage below.

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