Providing Cessation Services to Tobacco Users

 

Through Tobacco Free Florida’s Quit Your Way Program, GSAHEC offers two Group Quit programs to tobacco users free of charge: a one-time, 2-hour Tools to Quit class and a multi-session, one-hour Quit Smoking Now class. Both classes offer education on the health effects related to tobacco use, but more importantly, they teach the benefits of quitting and what to expect when quitting. GSAHEC’s Tobacco Cessation Specialists and trained facilitators guide attendees as they identify their reasons for quitting, barriers and triggers, and learn skills to cope with withdrawal symptoms.

The courses also cover:

  • Nicotine addiction and medications that help

  • Planning for the quit date

  • Anticipating triggers

  • Overcoming cravings

  • Relapse prevention

tobacco class

Both classes offer free nicotine replacement therapy (while supplies last), educational materials, supplemental materials for their quit day, and follow-up support.