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Tobacco Free Florida’s AHEC Tobacco Program
at the FSU College of Medicine


In the Spotlight

  • John Hughes, MD, board certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry, has over 380 publications on nicotine and other drug dependencies and is one of the world’s most cited tobacco scientist.

  • Andrée Aubrey, Director of Area Health Education Program, alongside Ralph DeVitto, Operating officer of the American Cancer Society’s Florida Division at the 2nd annual Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training recertification conference.

  • Thalia Smith, MPH at the College of Medicine Area Health Education Center’s Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training re-certification conference.

  • Laurie Koburger, MA, TTS has joined the AHEC team as the Tobacco Program Manager.

  • Les Beitsch, MD, JD, Chairperson of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine, leads a discussion about the public health perspective on tobacco control programs and policies for the Tobacco Treatment Specialist: Foundation Course.

  • Brittany Myers, from the Suwannee River AHEC, manages all of the conference arrangements and CME/CE for the Tobacco Treatment Specialist Foundation Course, annual re-certification conference, and annual training for Tallahassee's Council of Advance Practice Nurses.

  • Health professionals from around the nation attend the Tobacco Training Specialist: Foundation Course, one of only ten nationally accredited programs in the US.

  • Working as part of an interdisciplinary group, medical student Tyler Cobb helps with Quit Smoking Now classes. Tyler was instrumental in the creation of a new student interest group (Nutrition, Exercise, and Wellness) with a board position for the Smoking Cessation Coordinator.

  • David Cristin, a medical student at FSU, helps with Quit Smoking Now classes. He also field tested a cessation intervention in several local communities that strive to engage tobacco users who are not yet ready to quit.

Contact Information

Director, AHEC Program
College of Medicine
1115 West Call Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4300
Phone: 850-645-6439
Fax: 850-645-2859

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