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Tobacco Free Florida and Tobacco free Partnership of Highlands County Encourage Tobacco Users to Quit on the Great American Smokeout on November 17.
November 10, 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 Highlands County encourage tobacco users to use the date to make a quit plan in advance or to quit smoking on that day – November 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.

Tobacco Free Partnership of Highlands County 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 Tobacco Free Partnership of Highlands County 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 visit

 WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 17 on the Great American Smokeout

CONTACT: Amanada John, 863-441-5101,