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Tobacco Free Florida and Tobacco Free Partnership of Gilchrist County Encourage Tobacco Users to Quit on the Great American Smokeout on November 17, 2016
November 11, 2016

WHO/WHAT: In observance of the Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, Tobacco Free Florida and the Tobacco Free Partnership of Gilchrist County encourage tobacco users to use the day to make a quit plan  or to plan in advance to quit smoking on that day – November 17, 2016.

Gilchrist County Employers such as Otter Springs, Gilchrist County Health Department, Three Rivers Library and Palms Medical Group will host workplace events to raise awareness about 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 as they need or use them in addition to Tobacco Free Florida’s Phone, Group and Web Quit services.

WHY: The event will educate smokers on the health benefits and added years to life if they quit smoking. The Tobacco Free Partnership of Gilchrist County will also provide more details about the quit services and how tobacco users may enroll.

For more information about Quit Your Way, please visit:

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 – all day

WHERE: Gilchrist County Workplaces

CONTACT: Tracy DeCubellis, 352-463-7006,