Quit Tips

We know quitting isn’t easy. Truth is, the average smoker attempts to quit between 8 and 11 times before ultimately quitting for good. Many are left feeling like smoking is an addiction they cannot overcome. But with the right help, resources, and the support to keep you going, you will have the best chance to quit for good.

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Resources, tools, and tips to help you quit and cope.


Quit Your Way

Tobacco Free Florida offers a number of free and convenient resources to help tobacco users quit. The Florida Quitline and Web Coach® are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Tips to Help You Quit

We know quitting tobacco is hard and, for many people, it requires several attempts. But you shouldn’t give up on becoming tobacco free.

Having a plan and getting support can make it easier to quit tobacco. But you should know that quitting is different for everyone. So if you’re not sure what will work for you, we suggest trying a variety of different options, including our free tools and services.

  • Drinks lots of water. Make sure your fridge is always stocked and that you take water with you when you’re on-the-go.
  • Have gum or mints handy for when cravings kick in.
  • Get your teeth cleaned and/or whitened.
  • Avoid caffeinated beverages like coffee and soda, and avoid alcoholic drinks.
  • Enjoy healthy snacks, like carrots and celery, fruits, and sugar-free snacks.
  • Keep your hands and mouth occupied with cinnamon sticks, toothpicks or straws.
  • Get your clothes cleaned and your car cleaned inside and out to get rid of the smell of cigarettes.
  • Have the carpet, drapery, bed sheets and other fabrics inside your home cleaned and deodorized to remove the lingering smell of cigarette smoke.
  • For some time, try to stay away from places where there will be smoking, like bars, nightclubs and the outdoor areas of restaurants that allow smoking.
  • Become physically active, whether it’s at a gym, with friends or on your own. Something as simple and easy as walking will help.