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Want help to stop smoking? Smoke-Out Tallahassee event Saturday

Posted at 2:07 PM, Nov 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-17 13:47:23-05

UPDATE (November 17, 2013 6:30 PM)

Tallahassee's first ever smoke out event was a success.

The program challenged smokers to quit by 2014. On Saturday at the Tallahassee Mall, people participated in cessation classes, health screenings and exercise demonstrations.

Bill Hampsch, the founder of the event was a smoker himself who says he couldn't have kicked the habit without support from others. Hampsch also mentioned that there are plenty of resources available if you weren't able to come to the event on Saturday.

WTXL was a proud media partner of the event.



TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Those looking to kick the habit of using tobacco will find many ways to help them quit.

WTXL-ABC27's Jade Bulecza will be on hand to host the first ever Smoke-Out Tallahassee Community Event.

The free event was created by physicians and staff of North Florida Women's Care and Big Bend AHEC to promote tobacco cessation, educate the community about the dangers of tobacco use and provide support for individuals fighting to quit.

It will be held Saturday, November 16 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. At Tallahassee Mall on North Monroe Street.