State observing 'Through With Chew Week'

Published: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 03:32 PM.

The Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida is observing "Through With Chew Week" to raise awareness about smokeless tobacco's consequences.

While cigarette-smoking rates have declined, use of smokeless tobacco, such as chew and dip, has remained steady among Florida’s youths over the past decade.

The state offers free quit services that can double a tobacco user’s chances of quitting for good. Residents who call the Florida Quitline, 1-877-U-CAN-NOW, can receive free nicotine replacement therapy, like the patch or a combination of the patch and nicotine gum.

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