Why Tobacco Cessation Specialists Help

Gulfcoast North Area Health Education (GNAHEC) offers a FREE Tobacco Cessation Program. The program is designed by ex-tobacco users for the sole purpose of helping people permanently break their tobacco addiction. This FREE program offers a combination of counseling and FREE Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) to create the best results. During the program, a trained Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) provides counseling and encouragement to help the client through the process of quitting. During the first session, patient assessments are completed, and the TCS assists patients in creating a treatment plan based on the patient’s needs, triggers and barriers. Together with the client, they set a Quit Date and help them take steps towards quitting.

Services provided by the Tobacco Cessation Specialist include:

  • Group counseling and support
  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)
  • Behavioral modification
  • Discussion of Pharmacotherapy options
  • Special Counseling for pregnant smokers


GNAHEC’s Tobacco Cessation Program is offered in the 5 counties we serve: Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus.

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You are

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more likely to be successful quitting with our plan than on your own!


Please call 813.929.1000, ext. 213

For additional support, call the Tobacco Free Florida’s Quit Coach at:  1-866-U-CAN-NOW (1-866-822-6669) or visit the website www.tobaccofreeflorida.comto learn more about the Tobacco Free Florida’s Quit Your Way program.