Kick the habit
Ready to quit smoking? There are many good reasons, including lowering your risk of cancer and premature death, reducing your blood pressure and improving how your lungs function. The UF Area Health Education Centers offers free quit-smoking aids and group or individual counseling sessions to support you on your journey. “Quit Smoking Now” sessions are open to all UF faculty, staff, students, patients and members of the general public who are 18 or older. Participants can also get free nicotine patches, gum or lozenges. You can also take part in six-week group sessions, which are held at regular intervals throughout the year, or have individual counseling sessions. For more information, call Gillian Eagle in the UF College of Medicine department of community health and family medicine at 352-392-4541, ext. 239, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.