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Tobacco Free Florida


Did You Know?

Tobacco is the single greatest cause of disease and premature death in America today. It is responsible for more than 430,000 deaths each year. Nearly 20% of adult Americans currently smoke, and 3,000 children and adolescents become regular users of tobacco every day. The societal costs of tobacco-related death and disease approach 100 billion dollars each year.

AHEC Brochure Living Smoke Free

Living Smoke-Free

Reasons for Quitting

  1. You will live better and live longer.
  2. Quitting will lower your risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or cancer.
  3. If you are pregnant, quitting smoking will improve your chances of having a healthy baby.
  4. The people around you, especially your children, will be healthier and less likely to use tobacco.
  5. You will have extra money to spend on things other than tobacco.
  6. You will have fewer wrinkles.
  7. You are ready!

View our Living Smoke-Free brochure for more great reasons to quit smoking today!

Smoking Cessation Services

AHEC's Tobacco Cessation Program utilizes trained Tobacco Cessation Specialists to provide free counseling and support services to medically needy patients interested in quitting tobacco.

Cessation Services in Your Community

For information about AHEC Cessation Services available in your county, please visit the Florida AHEC Group Quit Calendar.

Cessation Services at USF

At the University of South Florida, Smoking Cessation Services are offered for employees, students, and the community. Contact USF AHEC Program Office to register and learn more about FREE cessation services on USF campus.

  • USF Students: Contact Student Health Services at (813) 974-2331
  • USF Employees: Contact the AHEC Tobacco Program at (813) 974-7889