Bradford-Union Area Career Technical Center
is a 100% Tobacco Free Campus
TOBACCO FREE FLORIDA
The Tobacco Free Florida campaign seeks to decrease the number of tobacco users in the state of Florida through efforts aimed at both preventing nonusers from starting to use tobacco and encouraging current users to quit. Tobacco Free Florida is working to create a movement that will one day result in a Florida free from the detrimental effects of tobacco once and for all.
TOBACCO FREE FLORIDA FACEBOOK PAGE
The Florida Quitline was established to help those with a desire to free themselves from cigarettes, smokeless and all other forms of tobacco to successfully reach their goal, and offers all of its services free of charge in both English and Spanish. Toll-Free Tobacco Quitline (1-877-U-CAN-NOW):
- Toll-free telephone-based counseling for quitting tobacco (cigarettes or smokeless) available to adults and youth age 13 and up.
- Available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 363 days of the year.
- Education and assistance with nicotine replacement therapy such as gum, patches, and lozenges.
- Counseling and materials in English and Spanish; translation services for other languages, andTDD service for the hearing impaired.
- Any person living in Florida that is ready to make a quit attempt can use the Quitline.
- All services are free!
- Call 1-877-U-CAN-NOW (1-877-822-6669)
QUIT SMOKING NOW PROGRAM
Quit Smoking Now Program for smoking/tobacco cessation: Presented by Suwannee River Area Health Education Center (SRAHEC) for Bradford-Union Career Technical Center’s staff, employees, and adult students. The program will be held at Bradford-Union Area Career Technical Center, Bldg. 7:
- Free 6-week program, face-to-face support group style that teaches you how to quit using tobacco.
- Education about Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)(patches, gum, lozenges, inhaler, etc.), coping with withdrawal, dealing with things that make you want to smoke (triggers), and staying smoke free.
- Free carbon monoxide monitoring.
- Free program materials and nicotine replacement therapy for program participants.
TAKE THE ASPIRE CHALLENGE! The program is called ASPIRE: A Smoking Prevention Interactive Experience and is a web-based multimedia program. ASPIRE uses animation, video, and interactive activities to communicate the facts about smoking and tobacco and offers skills to adopt a tobacco-free lifestyle. There is also an educational track specifically for non-smokers to learn more about the effects of tobacco use.
How to log into ASPIRE:
- Go to www.mdanderson.or g/aspire
- Click on the y ellow box that says ‘student log in’
- Click t he ‘yes’ button if this is your first time using the website. (returning users click ‘no’, enter your username, password and continue with ASPIRE)
- Provide your email (this will be your username)
- Choose a password (must be at least 8 characters long, including capital and lower case letters, at least one number and one symbol like @,#,$,%).
- Remember your username and password so that you can return to the website!
- Choose ‘I do not have an access code’
- Select if you are a boy or a girl, what grade you are in and how old you are.
- From the next 4 drop-down boxes, select Florida, Starke, then choose Bradford-Union Career Technical Center for your school and school site.
- You are ready to go!
Find information on secondhand smoke exposure, health effects, and smoke-free initiatives and resources.
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
K2 OR "SPICE"
See link below to learn more about the harms of K2. K2 is a legal substance marketed since 2006 as a dried herbal blend for use as incense, marked ‘not for human consumption'.
See link below to learn the facts about Hookah, a water pipe used to smoke flavored tobacco. Think it’s a safe alternative to smoking? Read the article to dispel these myths!