Patients who work with their healthcare providers are more successful in their attempts to quit tobacco. Every consultation is an opportunity for an intervention and cessation guidance.
If your patients want to quit, refer them to the Florida Department of Health’s Quit Your Way program, which provides free and evidence-based tools and services. Your patients can access tools like a 4-week supply of Nicotine Replacement Therapy and three one-on-one calls with a coach to help them create a personalized quit plan and start their quit journey. Plus, they’ll have access to live coach support via text or chat, automated text support, and a personalized online dashboard. Patients can also choose to attend in-person or virtual group sessions at convenient times and locations.
Quitting smoking is hard, but having help makes it easier. Several referral resources exist in Florida to support you and your patients, including the following:
Tobacco Free Florida has a variety of materials to help you advise your patients about quitting tobacco and to refer them to Quit Your Way. Click below to order. Specialty provider materials are also available upon request. Please email [email protected] for more information.
Automated Referral Form
Access your automated provider referral form or request a new one so your agency can submit referrals electronically for patients who are ready to quit within the next 30 days.
Provider Fax Referral Form
Download the Provider Fax Referral Form for patients who are ready to quit within the next 30 days and fax it to 1-866-688-7577.
Benefits of Quitting Poster
Show your patients the short-term and long-term health benefits of quitting smoking with this poster for your waiting room or exam room.
Quit Tobacco Today Brochure
Provide your patients with a brochure featuring quit tips and information about our Quit Your Way free tools and services.
Quit Tip Booklet
The tips and tools in this booklet can help your patients beat cravings, overcome nicotine withdrawal, and quit tobacco for good.
There are nicotine replacement therapies (NRT), pharmaceuticals and other quit therapies that can help smokers deal with cravings and nicotine withdrawal symptoms. Using these products can double to triple a smoker’s chance of successfully quitting. Our Quit Your Way Program offers free NRT to Floridians, like the nicotine patch and nicotine gum, if medically appropriate and 18 years of age or older.
If you provide a prescription, those patients can still tap into our free tools and services for additional help.
All these medications are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. FDA approved means the product is proven safe and is proven to work. Always read the label and instructions. Only use as directed. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.