Issue 45 | September 2021
Benefits of Quitting:
  • FREE - Nicotine replacement patches, gum or lozenges*
  • FREE - Participant workbook and materials
  • Covers all forms of tobacco
*if medically appropriate and 18 years of age or older

You select your quit date.
Check Out this New Feature:
Automated Electronic Referral Process
Tobacco Free Florida has developed a new, more efficient way to incorporate electronic referrals into organizations' systems by creating a link to use an Automated Referral Form. 
Go to to request a unique link to refer your patients electronically. If you would like more information, please follow the link below or contact us directly so we can guide you through this process! 
Join Gulfcoast South AHEC for a Virtual Presentation on the

Best Practices for Tobacco Treatment
Nicole Marquez, MA, CTTS
Tobacco Cessation Specialist
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 PM
1.0 Continuing Education Credit Available
Register Today!

Select the button below to register.

Questions? Contact

Registration is required.

Zoom link to be emailed upon registration.
Adverse Childhood Experiences and Their Impacts on Tobacco Use
Speaker: Joseph D. Pepe, Ed.D., MSA
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
  1. Gain a further understanding of Childhood Adversities and their relation to tobacco use.
  2. Understand how ACEs impact nicotine usage in all forms.
  3. Gain further insight how ACEs impact the life course leading to risky behaviors such as nicotine use.
1.0 Continuing Education Credit Available
Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center, Inc. is a Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling approved provider of continuing education. CE Broker provider ID# 50-839. This program meets the requirements for up to 1.0 contact hour(s).

Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center, Inc. is a Florida Board of Nursing approved provider of continuing Nursing education. CE Broker provider ID #50-840. This program meets the requirements for up to 1.0 contact hour(s).
REACH Career Chats:
Health Professionals Needed for 30 Minutes of Fame
We would love to interview you for our Career Chats program, which enables students to learn from experienced health professionals, increases their knowledge about health careers, and motivates the students to develop effective short and long term educational and career plans. With over 300 careers available within the healthcare field, our goal is to inspire middle and high school students to consider a career in health by encouraging exploration of all their future career options. We just need 30 minutes of your time to meet with you on Zoom to record an interview. 

Please email Joan Dixon, Director of Student Programs, at or phone (941) 361-6602 extension 122.
Online 40-Hour Medical Interpreting Training

Next training: Begins October 7, 2021:
Orientation: October 7, 2021 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Week one: October 14, 2021 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Week two: October 21, 2021 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Week three: October 28, 2021 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Week four: November 4, 2021 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Week five: November 11, 2021 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Final Test: November 18, 2021 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated annually from September 15th to October 15th, recognizes the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements to the United States.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, we'd like to highlight the Spanish Virtual Tools to Quit session we provide monthly. This month, the session is available on Tuesday, September 14th, 3pm-5pm. Contact GSAHEC to register or learn more about the session.
Additionally, our Cultural Competency Seminars educate health and human services providers on the best practices to deliver meaningful and understandable services and sensitive, patient-centered care to culturally diverse communities, while lowering liability risks and driving behavioral change within their own organization’s culture.
50th Anniversary NAO Highlights
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the passing of legislation which created the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program, the National AHEC Organization (NAO) presents the History of AHEC: Celebrating our Past, Present, and Future

Please take some time to learn more about AHEC's history by watching the video below!
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2201 Cantu Court, Suite 220
Sarasota, FL 34232
(941) 361-6602