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Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Offers Free “Tools to Quit” Tobacco Cessation Program

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Offers Free “Tools to Quit” Tobacco Cessation Program: Hospital partners with Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center to offer free program

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is partnering with Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center (GNAHEC) to provide a free tobacco cessation seminar.  The “Tools to Quit” tobacco cessation program is a one-time, 2.5 hour program aimed at providing all the information, tools, and resources needed to quit using tobacco. Participants will receive four weeks of optional nicotine replacement therapy including patches, gum or lozenges. There is no cost to attend.

The next program is scheduled for Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 5:00pm - 7:30pm in the first floor Education room at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, located at 7050 Gall Boulevard, Zephyrhills, FL 33541. To register, call GNAHEC at (813) 929-1000. Space is limited.

According to the World Health Organization, someone dies from tobacco use every eight seconds in the world. Most cases of lung cancer are caused by cigarette smoking, and coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. and the leading cause of death caused by smoking.

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About Florida Hospital Zephyrhills
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is a 139-bed regional medical center located in East Pasco County.  It is a member of the Florida Hospital network of Adventist Health System, one of the largest health care providers in the state of Florida.  Florida Hospital Zephyrhills has been nationally recognized by the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, The Joint Commission, The Leapfrog Group, and HealthGrades for excellence in providing top quality patient care with special emphasis on safety and patient outcomes. The award-winning Heart Institute has received recognition in the treatment of coronary intervention, heart failure, chest pain, open heart surgery, and electrophysiology procedures. The Brain and Spine Institute provides brain surgery, spine surgery and minimally invasive neuro-interventions, immediately responds to acute strokes, has been awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission, and is also the only AHCA certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in Pasco County.  The hospital offers advanced MAKOplasty® robotic partial knee and total hip replacement through its Orthopaedic Institute. It also offers 24/7 emergency services including a new “fast track” option, inpatient and outpatient surgical services, labor and delivery through The Baby Place®, the Center for Wound Healing, Sleep Center, Imaging Services, and the Simpson Breast Health Center, providing comprehensive breast health care services. Visit www.FHZeph.org for more information.

About the “Tools to Quit” Program
For more information about the Tools to Quit or Quit Smoking Now programs or to find a tobacco cessation program near you in Pasco, Hernando, Citrus, Hillsborough or Pinellas counties, call (813) 929-1000 or visit www.gnahec.org.