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Great American Smokeout
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Great American Smokeout

Bartow, FL – Tobacco Free Partnership of Polk County, the Polk County Health Department and the statewide Tobacco Free Florida program are working to send a significant messages to smokers during the upcoming Great American Smokeout: "There is a Quitter In You."

The Great American Smokeout is set to take place tomorrow, November 15. The event, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, raises awareness about the dangers of smoking and the many effective resources available to successfully quit, organizers say.

Local businesses and even students are participating in the smoke out.

Local business will be hosting informational booths and quit smoking classes, and Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) community and school based clubs will be hosting awareness events at Bartow High School and Kathleen High School.

“Establishing a quit plan is essential to success for any tobacco user.  With three free options to help a smoker quit, they can set a date and be confident they will have the support they need to turn this quit attempt into a permanent lifestyle change” said Angela Forte, Tobacco Program Manager for the Polk County Health Department.

Wandering exactly how to quit? Tobacco Free Florida offers three ways:

  • CALL: Call the Florida Quitline at 1-877-U-CAN-NOW to speak with a Quit Coach who will help you assess your addiction and help you create a personalized quit plan.
  • CLICK: Enroll in the Web Coach®, which will help you create your own web-based quit plan that’s right for you, visit https://www.quitnow.net/florida.
  • COME IN: Sign up for Quit Smoking Now group classes at your local Area Health Education Center (AHEC) by calling (877) Quit Now 6 or 1(877) 848-6696
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