Press Releases

  • 4/21/2014, Proclamation: 6th Annual Tobacco Free Florida Week

    Gov. Rick Scott declares April 21-27, 2014 as Tobacco Free Florida Week. The focus of Tobacco Free Florida Week 2014 is to educate health care providers and their patients about the program's free resources and the health benefits of quitting tobacco.

    04/16/2014, Tobacco Free Florida Partners with Health Care Professionals to Help Smokers Quit

    During the 6th annual Tobacco Free Florida Week, April 21-27, the Department of Health is emphasizing the importance of teamwork with health professionals to help smokers quit for good. Team Up to Quit is a statewide effort to raise awareness of the resources available to help Floridians quit tobacco.

    2/13/2014, Smokeless Tobacco: Not a Safe Alternative to Cigarette Smoking

    Tobacco Free Florida is encouraging Floridians to learn the facts about the harmful effects of using smokeless tobacco and to make a plan to stop using these products. To help raise awareness, the Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida is observing Through With Chew Week from February 16-22. Compared to the decrease in youth cigarette use, there has not been a significant change in the use of smokeless tobacco products among youth.

    12/20/2013, Tobacco Free Florida Offers Free Services that May Double the Chance of Quitting

    The new year is right around the corner and now is the time to make a plan to turn a resolution to quit tobacco into reality. The Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida program is encouraging tobacco users across the state to create a personalized quit plan with help from the state’s free and easy resources. Using one of Tobacco Free Florida’s 3 Ways to Quit, which include the Florida Quitline, Web Coach, and in-person classes through the Florida Area Health Education Center (AHEC) network, may double your chances of success. Since 2007, more than 93,400 Floridians have successfully quit using one of these free services.

    12/26/2013, Tobacco Free Florida Ofrece Servicios Gratuitos Que Duplicar Sus Probabilidades de Dejar de Fumar

    El nuevo año está cerca y ahora es el momento de hacer un plan para convertir una resolución para dejar el tabaco en realidad. El programa Tobacco Free Florida, del Departamento de Salud de la Florida, está alentando a los consumidores de tabaco para crear un plan de dejar de fumar personalizado con la ayuda de recursos fáciles y gratuitos del estado.Desde 2007, más de 93,400 floridanos han logrado dejar el tabaco usando uno de estos servicios gratuitos.

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