South Florida State College Tobacco Free Resources
Education and Help Resources
The Department of Health is available as a resource to all Florida residents. Included are five counseling sessions (eight for pregnant women), self-help materials, and coupons for nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) assistance. Counselors are available 24 hours a day, and resources are provided in English and Spanish. www.tobaccofreeflorida.com or www.floridaquitline.com
The overall goal of the AHEC Tobacco Training and Cessation Program is to strengthen the capacity of Florida’s health care system to deliver effective evidence-based tobacco use treatment, cessation, and prevention services throughout the state. The program is founded upon the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs. www.ahectobacco.com
Local AHEC Tobacco Training and Cessation Programs are available to help you. These are five-week programs that will help you become tobacco free. Register Today for FREE. Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) patches are available at NO COST. For more information about attending any of these classes or to register, please call 1-877-252-6094.
American Lung Association Smoking Cessation Programs
The American Lung Association provides several programs that help tens of thousands of smokers quit every year. Freedom From Smoking® is considered to be the gold standard of smoking cessation programs. Quitter in You is a program to help those who have experienced multiple quit attempts. More information about these programs can be found at www.LungUSA.org.
Freedom From Smoking® Online
The American Lung Association offers Freedom From Smoking® Online (FFS Online) takes smokers through the same recommendations online and provides interaction with other smokers from across the country. FFS Online does not begin with quitting. The program takes you through several lessons first, ensuring that solid information about preparing to quit is given before Quit Day. Then, you progress through the lessons and modules until you complete the entire program. www.ffsonline.org
Lung Help Line: 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-548-8252)
The American Lung Association’s Lung Help Line can provide extra support as you quit smoking with Freedom From Smoking® Online. Nurses, respiratory therapists, and smoking cessation counselors are all ready to help and are completely familiar with Freedom From Smoking. They can help you with your quit plan, answer questions about a quit smoking medication and direct you to resources in your area.
Quitter in You
Quitter in You is a smoking cessation campaign designed to help people quit smoking for good. Multiple quit attempts are normal and are necessary steps along the way to quitting for good. Whether it’s your second quit attempt or your seventh, they are there to provide every smoker the support they need to quit successfully. www.QuitterInYou.org
The American Cancer Society
Quitting smoking is not easy. To have the best chance of quitting and staying quit, you need to know what you’re up against, what your options are, and where to go for help. You'll find this information at: www.cancer.org
Free, phone-based service with educational materials and coaches that can help you quit smoking or chewing tobacco.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Use the Step-by-Step Quit Guide, talk to an expert, find tools to help you quit and learn about topics related to quitting. www.smokefree.gov
Smoking Quitline 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848)
Talk with an NCI smoking cessation counselor for help quitting and answers to smoking-related questions in English or Spanish. Call toll free within the United States, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Get live, online assistance from the NCI's Live Help service. Live Help is confidential and does not provide medical advice. Information Specialists can answer your questions about cancer, clinical trials, and quitting smoking. 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
The site covers smoking-related topics that are often important to women, such as weight management and stress, and tells how to contact experts and find other resources.
American Heart Association & American Stroke Association
Call 1-800-242-8721 (1-800-AHA-USA-1)
Call 1-888-478-7653 (1-888-4-STROKE)
Smoking is the most important preventable cause of premature death in the United States. Smokers have a higher risk of developing many chronic disorders, including atherosclerosis — the buildup of fatty substances in the arteries — which can lead to coronary heart disease, heart attack (myocardial infarction) and stroke. Controlling or reversing atherosclerosis is an important part of preventing future heart attack or stroke.
Article: Why Quit Smoking?
Offers group support and recovery using the 12 Steps as adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous to achieve abstinence from nicotine. For free information on the 12-step program, meeting schedules and locations, printed materials, or information on how to start a group in your area go to: www.nicotine-anonymous.org.
QuitNet - www.quitnet.com
Offers free, cutting edge, effective quit-smoking services to people worldwide. Get support from both smokers who are quitting and ex-smokers. Receive simple smoking cessation tips, share experiences of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) and other quitting medications. The QuitNet community is designed to help members help each other quit smoking.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
This site contains advice and information on how to protect children from secondhand smoke and a Smoke-free Homes and Cars pledge.
SFSC Dental Education Program
The South Florida State College Dental Program is offering tobacco cessation counseling, follow-up and prescription medications, if necessary, to staff/faculty and students who are patients of record of the dental clinic. An assessment will be completed of your oral and general health as well as follow up with a dental hygienist. Referral to other tobacco cessation resources will be made as appropriate. You may contact Dr. Deborah Milliken at 863-784-7023 for additional information and/or appointment.
SFSC Full-Time Employee Resources
(Contact Human Resources for any Assistance)
SFSC Employee Assistance Program
Confidential Access 24 Hours a Day,
7 Days a Week
Username: South Florida State College
BlueCross and BlueShield of Florida – BlueRewards
MyBlueService secure log-in: www.bcbsfl.com
Lifestyle Improvement Programs, Smoking Cessation (earn 100 points)
A healthy lifestyle is the key to continued well-being. Changing your lifestyle for the better takes time and real effort. The Lifestyle Improvement Programs will help you do it and earn rewards at the same time. Quitting tobacco can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke and improve your self-esteem.