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GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT on NOV. 17

November 16, 2016

TOBACCO FREE FLORIDA AND THE TOBACCO FREE PARTNERSHIP OF PASCO COUNTY ENCOURAGE TOBACCO USERS TO QUIT ON GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT on NOV. 17 

WHO/WHAT:  In observance of the Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, Tobacco Free Florida and Tobacco Free Partnership of Pasco County encourage tobacco users to use the date to make a quit plan or to plan in advance to quit smoking on that day – Nov. 17.

The nationally celebrated Great American Smokeout, now in its 41st year, challenges people to stop using tobacco and helps them learn about the many tools they can use to help them quit and stay quit.

The Tobacco Free Partnership of Pasco County, which is comprised of local partners such as the Healthy Start Coalition of Pasco County, Pasco County Schools, the New Port Richey Public Library, and the Pasco Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention is raising awareness of Tobacco Free Florida’s free and proven-effective resources available to Floridians to successfully quit.

The “Quit Your Way” program provides users interested in quitting access to free tools, including a 2-Week Starter Kit of nicotine replacement patches, Text2Quit, Email Tips and a quit Guide. They can choose as many tools and services as they need, or use them in addition to Tobacco Free Florida’s Phone, Group and Web Quit services.

WHY: The TFPPC aims to educate Floridians on the various ways to quit and supports them through the process – not only during the Great American Smokeout, but year-round. For more information about Quit Your Way, please visitwww.tobaccofreeflorida.com/quityourway.

CONTACT: 

Georgia Brieck

727-619-0161

GEORGIA.BRIECK@FLHEALTH.GOV