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Interested in quitting tobacco, We can help!


Quiline 1-877-822-6669



The Quitline is a service of the Florida Department of Health and is accessible to any Florida resident who is ready to make the commitment to quit smoking.


The program offers:

·        A toll-free, phone and web-based counseling for youth and adults.

·        5 proactive counseling sessions (10 for pregnant women)

·        FREE nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges (while supplies last)

·        Online resources at Tobacco Free Florida's website, FloridaQuitline.com

·        Counseling and materials in English and Spanish, with additional translation services for all languages and TDD for the hearing-impaired.


3 Easy & Free Ways to Quit




        Please check out our newsletters   



                2013-2014 Archived News Letters

Tobacco Newsletter Posted on 6/25/2013

Tobacco Newsletter Q1 2013 Posted on 9/17/2013

Tobacco Newsletter Q2 2014 Posted on 11/20/2013






FREE Tobacco Cessation classes at the Libraries and many other locations.

The next 2 hour “Tools to Quit” class will be:  

·   July 10th

o   Citrus Memorial Hospital Auditorium, Inverness from 5:30pm-7:30pm

·   July 19th

o   Lakes Region Library in Inverness from 2:30—4:30pm

·   August 7th

o   Citrus Memorial Hospital Auditorium, Inverness from 5:30pm-7:30pm

·   August 23rd

o    Lakes Region Library in Inverness from 2:30pm - 4:30pm


The next 6 weeks, 1-hour per week class will be:  

·   None Scheduled at this time

To register or see a schedule for these classes please call 813-929-1000 ext 208 or visit www.gnahec.org. Space is limited

Become a member of our Partnership

 Our Mission:

Advocate for positive reform and systemic change in tobacco prevention and control policies.


Our Goals:

Goal 1: Prevent Initiation of Tobacco Use among Youth

Goal 2: Eliminate Secondhand Smoke Exposure

Goal 3: Promote Cessation from Tobacco Use

Goal 4: Develop and Maintain Partnership Infrastructure


We encourage all members of the Citrus County Community including our Youth, to come to our meetings.


v Share your experiences,

v Address your concerns, and

v Shed some insight on current tobacco use issues.



Tobacco-Free Partnership of Citrus County Quarterly Meeting Notice


Next Meeting:
7/17/14 at Lakes Region Library from 3:30 - 4:30 PM

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The Tobacco-Free Partnership's goals are to prevent initiation of tobacco use among youth and young adults, create tobacco-free policies to protect everyone from secondhand smoke exposure, and to increase the number of people who receive information about quitting tobacco use.

For more information about our Partnership, please contact Elizabeth Wood at the Florida Department of Health – Citrus County at (352) 527-0068 ext 342.


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SWAT - Students Working Against Tobacco





SWAT is Florida's statewide youth organization working to mobilize, educate, and equip Florida teens to revolt against and de-glamorize "Big Tobacco". We are a united movement of empowered youth working towards a tobacco-free future.


Citrus County currently has SWAT clubs at:

 *Crystal River High School

*Citrus High School

*Inverness Middle School

*ECKERD Youth,
*The Salvation Army, and

 *home-school based community SWAT club working on tobacco awareness and policy change.


For more Tobacco Prevention information

Contact:  Tobacco Prevention Program
(352) 527-0068

Sabrina Yeatman Press 1 then ext. 242


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Candy you spot the Candy

Can you spot the Difference Neither can Children


We have worked with the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners to pass a resolution discouraging the sale of candy-flavored tobacco, and proclamations were given to us by the City of Inverness on Oct 16th 2012 and by the City of Crystal River on December 10th 2012.


To learn more about the dangers of Candy-Flavored tobacco.


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  • We are currently working with Property Management Companies and Assisted Living Facilities to make more Multi-Unit Housing facilities smoke-free.

  • To learn more about Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing.

  • If you are interested in becoming a Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing please contact Ashleigh Simon at (352) 527-0068 Press 1 then Ext 234

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Smokeless tobacco is the unseen killer of the tobacco family. You see the ring in the back pocket of several pairs of jeans and you see the water bottle wrapped in tin foil, but you don't see the smoke. What you do see, however, are the horrifying effects that smokeless tobacco has on your mouth, tongue, gums, teeth and throat. Smokeless tobacco is NOT a safe alternative to cigarettes.

To learn more about the dangers of Smokeless Tobacco

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If  you or anyone you know has any questions about how to stop smoking, please don't hesitate to contact us at the Citrus County Health Department. Help is not out of reach

Ashleigh Simon, Health Educator, (352) 527-0068 Press 1 then Ext.234

Sabrina Yeatman, Senior Clerk (352) 527-0068 Press 1 Ext 242






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