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Help to Quit

Help to Quit

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Manatee YourChoice Tobacco Cessation Program offers numerous, FDA-approved tobacco cessation aids at no cost to assist members in their cessation efforts.

Research demonstrates that coaching in combination with an effective tobacco cessation aid, greatly improves the likelihood of a success at quitting.

All Members, regardless of plan level, have access to the following cessation tools:

  • One-on-One Tobacco Cessation Coaching – Contact Vanessa to learn more.
  • Cessation Aids
  • Apps to Help Quit Smoking
  • Programs to Help Quit Smoking or Dipping
Cessation Classes Available

Meeting once a week for four weeks, A Tobacco Cessation Specialist will guide participants as they identify triggers and withdrawal symptoms, and brainstorm ways to cope with them as they develop a successful quit plan.

Topics include:

  1. Addiction, withdrawal and medications that help
  2. Planning for the quit date
  3. Dealing with triggers
  4. Overcoming cravings
  5. Relapse prevention

Participants will also receive free nicotine replacement therapy, educational materials, goodies for quit day, and follow-up support.


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Vanessa Rene, CPhT-Adv, RPhT

Benefit Systems Analyst

Vanessa began her career in the medical field with the US Navy as a hospital corpsman and has been a pharmacy technician since 2009. She holds an Advanced Pharmacy Technician Certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board and is registered with the State of Florida. Vanessa has a bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management. She has also earned the Google Data Analytics certificate

Vanessa Rene