Why Smoking is Especially Bad If You Have Diabetes

Smoking and Diabetes What Is Diabetes? Diabetes is a group of diseases in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal. Most of the food a person eats is turned into glucose (a kind of sugar) for the body’s [Read More...]

June 27,2014 Posted in : Tobacco Free Florida Statement

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 [Read More...]

Posted in : Tobacco Free Florida Statement

Fresh Air For All

Florida has made many achievements in protecting its residents from the harmful effects of tobacco. Since 2007, with the help of Tobacco Free Florida, there are nearly half a million fewer adult smokers in the state. Yet, both tobacco use [Read More...]

May 16,2014 Posted in : Health

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 [Read More...]

Posted in : Health, Quitting Tobacco