How Does Smoking Damage Your Heart?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. About every 25 seconds, someone in the U.S. will have a coronary event. And every minute, someone will die from a coronary event. Smoking is a major cause [Read More...]

February 06,2015 Posted in : Health, Quitting Tobacco

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

Powerful Anti-Smoking Ad Campaigns Work

Hard-hitting anti-smoking ad campaigns raise awareness about the serious toll that tobacco use takes on one’s health and the many lives it affects. In the United States, tobacco use is responsible for about 480,000 deaths each year. For every [Read More...]

May 16,2014 Posted in : Quitting Tobacco