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Helping Employees Quit Tobacco
November 28, 2018

In observance of the Great American Smokeout (GASO) this year The Tobacco Free Partnership of Highlands County and tobacco prevention program staff encouraged employers across in Highlands County to support their employees to quit smoking. The Great American Smokeout raises awareness about the dangers of smoking and the many effective resources available to help smokers successfully quit.

Grantee staff were thrilled to provide numerous businesses in Highlands County with resources that promoted Tobacco Free Florida’s ‘Quit Your Way’ program, as well as more information on Tobacco Free Worksites and the many benefits of tobacco free employees. Other promotional and fun items were handed out and all of this together created a very informative and exciting display for employees.

“This is such a fun way to raise awareness about the Great American Smokeout and encourage your employees to quit and we plan on celebrating this way every year,” said Amanda John, Community Health Advocate. “It is a fact that a lot of smokers want to quit, which is why supporting and encouraging them in a positive way may be what it takes for them to commit to quitting.”

If your business missed out on the Great American Smokeout this year, do not fret! The Tobacco Free Partnership of Highlands County has your business covered. Do you want to learn more about what it takes to create a healthier work environment? Do you want to provide resources for the tobacco users at your workplace? Do you want to make sure you don’t miss this opportunity again?

Click on the links below or simply email for more information and to be added to our email list.

Tobacco Free Florida’s Quit Your Way program makes it easier than ever for tobacco users to access evidence-based, free tools and services to help them quit tobacco. For more information, please visit

People can also access Tobacco Free Florida’s online Cost Calculator to find out how much money they could save by quitting smoking at