Smoking Cessation

You Can Quite Smoking. Call Quitline today at 1-877-U-CAN-NOW.

Jackson Hospital is the recipient for two years running a grant from the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Tobacco Prevention, to further its goal of providing tobacco cessation and counseling services to its employees, their families and the community. In Jackson County, almost 30% of those 18-44 years old and 27% of those 45-64 years old are tobacco users.

The Hosptial is using grant funds to develop a comprehensive tobacco cessation education and counseling program with the assistance of the Area Health Education Centers (AHEC). Research indicates a clear linkage between tobacco use and its contributing risk factors for chronic conditions such as coronary heart disease and stroke.

There is no cost to attend the Smoking Cessation program and free Nicotine-Replacement Therapy is available for participants.

Smoking Cessation Consultant, Brigitta Nuccio, teaches the class using a curriculum developed by ex-smokers for those who want to become ex-smokers themselves. The class consists of 6 meetings beginning with the January 6th class. Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is available for class participants.

Contact Brigitta at (850) 482-6500 to register.

Jackson Hospital is growing a healthier community and will no longer permit the use of tobacco products on its property, which includes the main hospital campus and its affiliated physician practices, beginning April 1, 2011.