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Feeling Stressed?

You May Want to Put Out That Cigarette Ask Floridians why they’re lighting up and one answer you commonly hear is that smoking relieves stress. You know the dangers of smoking and the benefits of quitting, but the false sense of relaxation from a cigarette can be reason enough to keep puffing, especially when you’re [read more...]

July 18, 2014 posted in Health, Quitting Tobacco , Add a Comment

How to Talk to Your Kids About Tobacco

Sitting down to have a serious conversation with your kids can cause parents anxiety. But despite what sullen kids might have you believe, studies show that parents can have a significant impact on their kid’s behavior, such as whether or not to use tobacco products.[1] Here are some tips to jump-start the conversation:   What [read more...]

June 19, 2014 posted in Health, Quitting Tobacco, Youth Prevention , Add a Comment

How to Talk to Your Kids About Tobacco if You Use Tobacco or Recently Quit

Can parents who use tobacco effectively influence their kids to stay tobacco free without seeming like hypocrites? Absolutely! Here are some tips on how you can help your kids stay tobacco free even if you’re a current tobacco user or you recently quit:   Never Use Tobacco Around Your Kids According to the American Cancer [read more...]

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Electronic Cigarettes

On April 24, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) publicly released a draft of its proposed rule – commonly called a “deeming document” – which seeks to regulate e-cigarettes and other tobacco products not currently regulated by the FDA.  The Florida Department of Health appreciates the long overdue release by the FDA of [read more...]

April 24, 2014 posted in Health, Quitting Tobacco, Tobacco Free Florida Statement , Add a Comment

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