Great American Smokeout

November 17

Great American Smokeout

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


Electronic Cigarettes

E-cigarettes, or vapes, are electronic devices that simulate tobacco smoking. When the user inhales, a liquid – which usually contains nicotine, flavoring, and other chemicals – is heated and inhaled in the form of vapor. Today, e-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product among youth.

E-cigarettes come in many shapes and forms. If you see that your child is using any of the above devices, consider having a conversation with them.

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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. Set up an appointment for more information, contact Andy Greenhaw, Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist and Certified Health Education Specialist.

Andy is our onsite Florida Blue Wellness Coordinator. He has a background in health promotion, fitness training, and tobacco cessation counseling.

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 and 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.



Smokefree Text Messaging Programs offers free text messaging programs that give 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips for becoming smoke-free and creating healthy habits. Find the program that meets your needs. You can sign up or opt-out at any time.



Tobacco Free Florida

Looking to quit nicotine use of any kind, like hookah, tobacco, cigarettes, cigars, or vapes? 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 and 18 years or older), and Web Quit, which offers a personalized online plan for those quitting on their own.


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Tobacco Cessation Products and Medications

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