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Statement from Florida’s State Surgeon General Regarding CVS Caremark Announcement

“I want to congratulate CVS Caremark for today’s bold decision that will lead to better health. Removing cigarettes from their more than 700 locations in Florida is welcome news for the families and communities of our state. I urge other retailers to follow suit and invest in the long term health of their customers and [read more...]

February 5, 2014 posted in Tobacco Free Florida Statement , Add a Comment

Declaración del Director General y Secretario de Salud Pública de la Florida Con Respecto a CVS Caremark Anuncio

“Quiero felicitar a CVS Caremark para la audaz decisión que dará lugar a una mejor salud. La eliminación de los productos de tabaco de sus más de 700 tiendas en la Florida es una buena noticia para las familias y comunidades de nuestro estado. Insto a otros minoristas a seguir su ejemplo e invertir en [read more...]

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Going Smoke-free: Good for Health, Good for Business

“Will this hurt my business?” It is the question that comes up quite often when business owners consider making their establishment smoke-free. Years of analysis and research prove that the answer is no. In fact, eliminating secondhand smoke may lead to financial gains by improving the health of employees and reducing sick days and health [read more...]

November 12, 2013 posted in Health, Quitting Tobacco , Add a Comment

What Smoking Costs Employers

Smoking cigarettes comes with many steep costs. It costs many smokers their health, their money and their time with friends and family. And the consequences do not stop there; employers are paying the price as well. In Florida, the annual direct costs to the economy attributable to smoking were in excess of $19.6 billion, including [read more...]

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What Tobacco Free Florida Can and Can’t Do

As a government agency, the Florida Department of Health and the Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida cannot institute or advocate for new laws. We do, however, help inform the public about tobacco’s health risks and dangers, and local Tobacco Free Partnerships in each of Florida’s counties work to pass tobacco policies. While there is no [read more...]

October 25, 2013 posted in Tobacco Free Florida Statement , Add a Comment