Interested Participants/Patients

Quit Your Way

You’re not alone. Join a Group Quit session and get the support you need to Quit Your Way.

If you are looking for face-to-face help in a group setting, the Tobacco Free Florida AHEC Cessation Program offers free resources through Group Quit sessions. Our Tobacco Treatment Specialists will provide you with support and guidance that leads to success more than five times that of those who try to quit on their own. We offer sessions in 14, North Florida, counties at convenient times and locations. You may be eligible to receive up to 8 weeks of FREE quit aids like nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges, if medically appropriate and 18 years of age or older, to help you become tobacco free. Call 850-224-9340 to sign up for a group near you.

There Are Two GROUP QUIT Options:

The single session, Tools to Quit – A concentrated, two-hour session, where the participants develop a quit plan and prepare to pick their own quit date in order to be more successful.

The multi-session, Quit Smoking Now – A six week, one hour a week, comprehensive program developed by ex-smokers who understand the cravings and stress associated with quitting. We provide the tools that will help participants successfully quit tobacco.

Our classes are led by trained Tobacco Treatment Specialists who will guide participants through the quit process:

  • Coping with withdrawal symptoms
  • Managing stress
  • How physical activity and healthy food choices can make quitting tobacco easier
  • How to prevent relapse
  • What to do when you have friends and family who use tobacco around you
  • Identifying and controlling your tobacco “triggers”

Classes Near You

Our classes are offered throughout the Big Bend area.  You can view the calendar or just contact us so we can do it for you.  Reach us at register@bigbendahec.org or (850) 224-9340.

Click here to take the American Cancer Society’s Quit Smoking Quiz and to access their online cigarette calculator. You can find out how much money you are spending on your tobacco habit. For example, if you smoke a pack a day, then you are spending around $2,700 a year on cigarettes.  Quitting is not only good for your health, it’s good for your bank account!

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Ready to quit or just want to learn more? We are here to help!
Call our office for immediate assistance at 850-224-9340 or the Tobacco Free Florida Cessation Program toll free at 1-877-848-6696.

For more information, contact:

Emily Kohler, RDH, CTTS, CPT
Tobacco Promotions Manager & Oral Health Coordinator
Big Bend AHEC – Tobacco Cessation and Training Program

Email:  ekholer@bigbendahec.org

Office: (850) 224-1177

Office Cell: (850) 294-8257