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Quit Tobacco

Today, more and more people are kicking the habit, and the Florida QuitLine is there to help, connecting you with the resources you need to quit successfully.  The latest research shows that calling the QuitLine improves the success of quitters by almost 20 percent.

cigarette buttThe Florida Quit-Line is confidential and toll-free. Call the QuitLine at 1-877-U-CAN-NOW ( 1-877-822-6669) You will have access to some of the best cessation specialists in the state who can give you:

  • Private counseling and continued support
  • A personalized quit-plan
  • Tools and skills to help you succeed
  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy is available
  • Information about additional resources such as insurance benefits and other quitting programs in your area
  • Tobacco Quit Kit mailed to your home

For a referral to a quit smoking program, please contact 941-624-7200 ext. 7279.

You can also email us.

Under Florida law e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this agency. To sign up by email:

Please be sure to include your phone number if you want to be contacted by phone.

Electronic Cigarettes

While the makers of e-cigarettes claim they are safe, the Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida is wary of any perceived benefits to using these products and advises consumers to wait for reliable scientific evidence to become available before using e-cigarettes. Without scientific evidence from credible sources, Tobacco Free Florida cannot endorse e-cigarettes as a beneficial step for smokers who are attempting to quit.

More information on e-cigarettes

Links to more smoking and tobacco information:

Keep it Outside - Second-hand Smoke Information

Smoking Information for Teens

Teen Tobacco Citation Class Information

Tobacco Industry Targeting Women and Girls Smoking Information

Tobacco Links
Fitness Links

For information after business hours please call 941-624-7200.

Department of Health Mission: To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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