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Tobacco Prevention Program

Tobacco Prevention Program

  •  941-861-2969



    Mailing Address

    Division of Health Promotion & Planning 

    2200 Ringling Blvd 

    Sarasota FL 34237 

Sarasota County's Tobacco Prevention Program 

DOH-Sarasota's Tobacco Prevention Program works to prevent initiation of tobacco use among youth and young adults, reduce secondhand smoke exposure, and promote cessation resources.Learn more about the Tobacco Prevention Program. 

The “Quit Your Way” program providesusers interested in quitting access to free tools, including: 

  • 2-Week Starter Kit of nicotine replacement patches 

  • Text2Quit

  • Email Tips 

  • Quit Guide 

They can choose as many as they need or use them in addition to Tobacco Free Florida’s Phone, Group and Web Quit services.For more information about Quit Your Way, please visit

The Area Health Education Center (AHEC) provides free tobacco cessation services in your area. For more information and a calendar of classes, visit

The Tobacco Prevention Program supports the following initiatives throughout Sarasota County:  

  • Point of Sale -Tobacco prevention at the “Point of Sale” refers to tobacco product marketing and promotion in the retail environment – in convenience stores, gas stations and other retail outlets. 

  • Smoke-Free Multiunit Housing -Educate and promote the benefits of implementing a Smoke-Free housing policy and bring awareness to the harmful effects of secondhand smoke to multiunit property owners, managers and residents. 

  • Tobacco Free Public Places  - Promote tobacco free shared spaces, like public parks and beaches and educate on the dangers of secondhand smoke 

  • Tobacco Free Partnership -The Tobacco Free Partnership is a community based group working to empower and mobilize communities to reduce tobacco related death and disease throughout Sarasota County.

  • Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) - SWAT is Florida's statewide youth organization working to mobilize, educate and equip Florida youth to revolt against and de-glamorize Big Tobacco. SWAT is a united movement of empowered youth working towards a tobacco free future. There are school-based and community-based SWAT groups throughout Sarasota County.

    For more information on how to join a local SWAT club or how to start a SWAT club, please contact the Tobacco Prevention Specialists at DOH-Sarasota by calling (941) 861-2969.


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