Tobacco Free Florida and Tobacco free Partnership of Marion County Encourage Tobacco Users to Quit on the Great American Smokeout on November 17, 2016
November 14, 2016

WHO/WHAT:  In observance of the Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, Tobacco Free Florida and The Tobacco Free Partnership of Marion County encourage tobacco users to use the day to make a quit plan or to plan in advance to quit smoking on that day – November 17, 2016.

The Refuge, the Florida Department of Health in Marion County, and Ocala Regional Medical Center will host a free event to raise awareness about Tobacco Free Florida’s free and proven-effective resources available to Floridians to successfully quit. The “Quit Your Way” program provides users interested in quitting access to free tools, including a 2-Week Starter Kit of nicotine replacement patches, Text2Quit, Email Tips and a Quit Guide. They can choose as many as they need or use them in addition to Tobacco Free Florida’s Phone, Group and Web Quit services.

WHY: The event will educate smokers on the health benefits and added years to life if they quit smoking. The Tobacco Free Partnership of Marion County will also provide more details about the quit services and how tobacco users may enroll. For more information about Quit Your Way, please visit www.tobaccofreeflorida.com/quityourway.

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 from 11:30am to 1:30pm
WHERE: 
The Refuge, 4460 SE Maricamp Rd, Ocala, FL 34480, (352) 624-0366

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 from 11:30am to 1:30pm
WHERE: Florida Department of Health in Marion County, 1801 SE 32nd Ave, Ocala, FL 34471, (352) 629-0137

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 from 11:00am to 1:00pm
WHERE: Ocala Regional Medical Center, 1431 SW 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471,
(352) 401-1000

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 from 11:00am to 1:00pm
WHERE: West Marion Community Hospital, 4600 SW 46th Ct, Ocala, FL 34474,
(352) 291-3000

CONTACT: Lauren Walter, (352) 598-8241, LWalter@QuitDoc.com