Moffitt Cancer Center, USF Offering Free Tobacco Cessation Class

August 23, 2013

WHO: Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, and the University of South Florida Area Health Education Center are offering a free tobacco cessation class for the public.

WHAT: “Tools to Quit,” a free tobacco cessation class, is designed to help smokers successfully quit.  Participants will create individually tailored quit plans, learn strategies to deal with cravings, and develop effective coping methods for physical and emotional stress. All pre-registered attendees will receive four weeks of free nicotine patches.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 12

WHERE: Tobacco Research and Intervention Program, 4115 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa.

CONTACT: Call Lisa Sloan at 813-745-8811 or email

About Moffitt Cancer Center

Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Since 1999, Moffitt has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer. With more than 4,200 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact on the state of nearly $2 billion. For more information, visit, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, twitter and YouTube.