Tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US. Each year, 443,000 deaths are associated to tobacco use and 49,400 non-smokers die as a result of exposure to second hand smoke. In Florida alone, approximately 88 people die each day from tobacco related illness.
Thinking about Quitting Tobacco but you're not sure how? Hendry Regional Medical Center and Everglades Area Health Education Center (EAHEC) offer a Free program to help you.
Tobacco Cessation Program
Quit Smoking Now classes run one hour for six consecutive weeks and Tools-To-Quit classes are one-time 2 hour seminars designed for those unable to commit to the six week program.
Quit Smoking Now classes are virtual - start next week!
Quit Smoking Now support groups meet via Zoom - in the comfort of your own space. Classes cover a variety of topics including coping with withdrawal symptoms, managing addiction, and preventing relapse. *Cessation groups cover all forms of tobacco.
Free nicotine replacement therapy is available.
Pre-registration is required. To register, call 877-819-2357. New classes are added regularly - click here to see the class calendar.
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For instructions on how to sign up, click the Everglades Area Health Education Center (AHEC) logo below.