Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Free: Quit Smoking In 2016 Plan

With the help of Tobacco Free Florida, you can double your chances of quitting smoking in 2016. Floridians can make a quit plan, set a quit date and enjoy a healthier start to the New Year, says the Florida Department of Health.

“Since 2007, more than 137,000 Floridians have successfully quit smoking using one of Tobacco Free Florida’s cessation resources,” said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. “We are committed to helping every Floridian who is struggling to quit tobacco break the addiction through our comprehensive services.”

There are plenty of reasons to quit smoking. The average pack-a-day smoker in Florida can save more than $2,000 for the 2016 holiday season if they quit smoking on New Year’s Day. Not to mention, quitting smoking can add up to 10 years to life expectancy. The health benefits of quitting smoking begin almost immediately after the last cigarette and continue for years if they quit for good.

Quitting smoking can be difficult. In fact, most people try several times before they finally quit. Those who have attempted to quit but relapsed are encouraged to try again. Having a comprehensive quit plan can increase your chances of success.

Tobacco Free Florida can help you create a personalized quit plan and offers free nicotine replacement therapy, like the patch or a combination of the patch and nicotine gum, while supplies last and if medically appropriate. 

Tobacco Free Florida’s resources are free and easy to access:
CALL: Call Tobacco Free Florida at 1-877-U-CAN-NOW to speak with a Quit Coach® who will help you assess your addiction and help you create a personalized quit plan.
CLICK: Tobacco Free Florida’s online cessation tool can be accessed attobaccofreeflorida.com/webcoach.
COME IN: In person help is available with the help of Area Health Education Centers, find one near you at tobaccofreeflorida.com/ahec.

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