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Since July 2007, the Florida AHEC Network has received funding from the Florida Legislature as part of the constitutionally-mandated appropriation to the Florida Department of Health’s comprehensive anti-tobacco program. This funding has been used to develop and successfully implement a statewide program that reduces the use of tobacco by delivering effective, evidence-based tobacco cessation services in local communities, and training programs for healthcare professionals.

As a result, GSAHEC has trained numerous health professions students and healthcare providers from a wide range of disciplines to effectively address tobacco use and dependence with their patients, and provided tobacco cessation services to thousands of tobacco users in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties.