Providers/Partners

Quit Your Way

Evidence Based Treatment and Training:

This evidence-based program uses the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs in the following areas:

  1. Providing Cessation Services for Tobacco Users
  2. Educating and Training Health Professions Students and Healthcare Professionals
  3. Putting the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence into Practice
  4. Promoting Systems Change in area organizations to:
    1. Implement a tobacco-user identification mechanism in every clinic/access point
    2. Provide education, resources, and feedback to promote provider intervention
    3. Dedicate staff knowledgeable about tobacco dependence treatment to implement brief intervention and assess treatment in staff performance evaluations
    4. Develop and promote policies to provide inpatient and outpatient tobacco dependence services
    5. Include evidence-based tobacco dependence treatments (medication and counseling)

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.

Participants of our programs 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 them become tobacco free. 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”

Refer A Patient – Click Here:  Provider-Referral-Form

For more information, contact:

Emily Kohler, RDH, CTTS
Tobacco program Co-Manager, Tobacco Free Florida AHEC Cessation Program
Big Bend Area Health Education Center

Email:  ekohler@bigbendahec.org

Office: (850) 224-1177

Office Cell: (850) 294-8257