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DOH Leading by Example

September 30th, 2009 by flanews

State health officials are leading by example in an effort to cut down on the number of smokers in Florida.

The Department of Health and the Agency for Health Care Administration now have voluntary smoke-free campuses in Tallahassee. Department heads are asking their employees not to smoke on their property and offering help to anyone looking to break their addiction. Floridas Surgeon General Dr. Ana Viamonte Ros said the goal is to spread the message beyond health workers.

Those that do currently smoke, we have cessation classes available. We want to make sure that not only they, but the public in general, understands that there is a quit line available, a telephone quit line that helps them obtain counseling services as well as nicotine replacements therapies and also those that dont smoke try to encourage them not start because it is addictive and it is a difficult habit to break, said Viamonte Ros.

Website: www.tobaccofreeflorida.com
Quit line: 1877-UCANNOW

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