Quitting is Hard.
We Understand.

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”


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






2. Quit Smoking Now  (QSN) – A six wee multi-session, one hour a week, a 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.

Schedule Your Appointments using our Calendar Link or Call us!

Our classes are offered throughout the 14 counties of the Big Bend area.  If you are interested in attending a class, view the course calendar to find a class that works best for you. You can give us a call to get you preregistered for a class or just simply show up and register during the class. Reach us at register@bigbendahec.org or (850) 224-9340 to preregister!


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!

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 health Care Professional & Practitioners

Currently Serving these 14 counties : Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla, Washington, 

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:

    • Provide education, resources, and feedback to promote provider intervention

    • Dedicate staff knowledgeable about tobacco dependence treatment to implement brief intervention and assess treatment in staff performance evaluations

    • Develop and promote policies to provide inpatient and outpatient tobacco dependence services

    • Include evidence-based tobacco dependence treatments (medication and counseling)

    • Implement a tobacco-user identification mechanism in every clinic/access point







2815 Remington Green Circle, Suite 100
Tallahassee, FL 32308

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