Citrus County’s Tobacco Prevention Program
see us at these Community Events:
Senior Health Expo, Thursday May 9th from 2-6pm at the College of Central
Florida in Lecanto
Worlds Greatest Baby Shower, Monday May 13th from 3-5pm and 6-8pm at Citrus
County Auditorium in Inverness
Rock the Block, Friday May 24th from 6-11pm in Downtown Inverness
The Quitline is a service
of the Florida Department of Health and is accessible to any Florida resident who
is ready to make the commitment to quit smoking.
The program offers:
A toll-free, phone and web-based
counseling for youth and adults.
5 proactive counseling sessions
(10 for pregnant women)
FREE nicotine patches, gum, or
lozenges (while supplies last)
Online resources at
Tobacco Free Florida's website,
Counseling and materials in
English and Spanish, with additional translation services for all languages and TDD for
We offer FREE Tobacco Cessation classes at the
Libraries and many other locations.
The dates and classes are:
May 2nd at
Coastal Region Library from 4:30 – 6:45pm
May 25th at Lakes Region Library from 10am -12:30pm
June 8th at
Floral City Library from 10am - 12:30pm
June 20th at
Homosassa Library from 4:30 – 6:45pm
July 20th at Central Ridge Library from 10am - 12:30pm
To register for these classes please call 813-929-1000 ext 204 or visit
www.gnahec.org. Space is limited
a member of
Advocate for positive reform and systemic change in tobacco prevention and
Goal 1: Prevent Initiation of Tobacco
Use among Youth
Goal 2: Eliminate Secondhand Smoke
Goal 3: Promote Cessation from Tobacco
Goal 4: Develop and Maintain
We encourage all members of the Citrus County Community including our Youth, to come to our meetings.
Come share your experiences, address your concerns, and shed some insight on
current tobacco use issues. We hope to see you there.
Tobacco-Free Partnership of Citrus County
Quarterly Meeting Notice
Next Meeting: TBA
The Tobacco-Free Partnership’s goals are to prevent initiation of tobacco use
among youth and young adults, create tobacco-free policies to protect everyone
from secondhand smoke exposure, and to increase the number of people who receive
information about quitting tobacco use.
For more information about our Partnership, please contact Elizabeth Wood at the
Citrus County Health Department at (352) 726-1731 ext 342.
BE THE VOICE OF YOUR GENERATION
SWAT is Florida’s statewide youth organization
working to mobilize, educate, and equip Florida teens to revolt against and
de-glamorize "Big Tobacco". We are a united movement of empowered youth working
towards a tobacco-free future.
Citrus County currently has SWAT clubs at Crystal River High School, Citrus High
School, Inverness Middle School and a home-school based community SWAT club working on tobacco awareness
and policy change.
For more Tobacco
Contact: Tobacco Prevention Program
Wood ext. 342
Melissa Wood ext 242
Rock the Block!
Memorial Weekend Concert 6-11pm
This event will be held in Downtown Inverness and is hosted by
City of Inverness and Sponsored by Tobacco Free Florida. Bring the whole family
as we celebrate the beginning of summer with SWAT students!
Live Music featuring
This Days Age
The Hollywood Kills
this link for the event flier!
NEITHER CAN CHILDREN.
have worked with the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners to pass a
resolution discouraging the sale of candy-flavored tobacco, and proclamations
were given to us by the City of Inverness on Oct 16th 2012 and by the City of Crystal River
on December 10th 2012.
HERE to learn more about the dangers of candy-flavored tobacco.
Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing
currently working with Property Management Companies and Assisted Living
Facilities to make more Multi-Unit Housing facilities smoke-free. To learn more about
Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing, click
HERE. If you are interested in becoming a Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing
please contact Elizabeth Wood at (352)726-1731 ext 342
Smokeless tobacco is the unseen killer of the tobacco family. You see the ring
in the back pocket of several pairs of jeans and you see the water bottle
wrapped in tin foil, but you don't see the smoke. What you do see, however, are
the horrifying effects that smokeless tobacco has on your mouth, tougue, gums,
teeth and throat. Smokeless tobacco is NOT a safe alternative to cigarettes.
To learn more about the dangers of smokeless tobacco, Click
If you or anyone you know has any questions about how to stop smoking,
please don't hesitate to contact us at the Citrus County Health Department. Help
is not out of reach
Elizabeth Wood, Tobacco Prevention Specialist (352) 726-1731 ext 342
Melissa Wood, Health Educator (352) 726-1731 ext 242