Press Releases

05-11-2016, Tobacco Free Florida Expone los Riesgos de la Exposición al Humo de Segunda Mano

La Octava Semana Anual de Tobacco Free Florida Apunta a Romper el Mito de que la Exposición al Humo de Segunda Mano es Inofensivo

El gobernador Rick Scott ha proclamado el 8 al 14 de mayo como la semana de Tobacco Free Florida y para celebrar, el programa de Tobacco Free Florida del Departamento de Salud de la Florida lanza una nueva iniciativa, Secondhand Smoke Exposed, para educar los floridanos sobre los peligros de la exposición al humo de segunda mano.

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05-11-2016, Tobacco Free Florida Exposes the Risks of Secondhand Smoke

Eighth Annual Tobacco Free Florida Week Aims to Break the Myth that Secondhand Smoke is Harmless

Governor Rick Scott has proclaimed May 8 -14 as Tobacco Free Florida Week and to celebrate, the Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida program is launching a new initiative, Secondhand Smoke Exposed, to educate Floridians about the dangers of secondhand smoke.

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04-18-2016, Cigarette Litter Remains a 1.69 Billion Pound Problem

Tobacco Free Florida Encourages Floridians to Play Their Part in Reducing Cigarette Litter

This Earth Day, the Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida Program reminds Floridians that cigarette butts are the most littered item in the world, adding up to 1.69 billion pounds of toxic litter each year.1 On Friday, April 22, 2016, smokers can use this observance to consider what they can do to help the environment – including quitting tobacco use.

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04-15-2016, Youth Tobacco & Nicotine Use Continues to Rise

Statement from the Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the use of e-cigarettes among youth in the United States increased from 2014 to 2015. Three million middle and high school students were current users of e-cigarettes in 2015, up from 2.46 million in 2014. Results from the 2015 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) show that e-cigarettes were the most commonly used tobacco product among middle school students (5.3 percent) and high school students (16 percent) for the second consecutive year.

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02-16-2016, Smokeless Tobacco Use Remains High

Tobacco Free Florida is raising awareness during “Through with Chew Week”

The Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida Program is raising awareness about the dangers of smokeless tobacco – like chew and dip – during Through With Chew Week. This national public awareness campaign was created to reduce the use of smokeless tobacco among young people, and Tobacco Free Florida aims to help combat this deadly addiction. Through With Chew Week takes place Feb. 14-20, with the Great American Spit Out – a day when smokeless tobacco users join together to quit – on Feb.18.

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12-21-2015, Tobacco Free Florida ofrece terapia de reemplazo de nicotina de manera gratuita

El Departamento de Salud de la Florida tiene un mensaje para los consumidores de tabaco: ¡Que el 2016 sea el año en que dejes de fumar! Con la ayuda de Tobacco Free Florida, puedes duplicar las posibilidades de tener éxito y dejar de consumir tabaco.1 Los habitantes de la Florida pueden crear un plan y fijar una fecha para dejar de fumar y disfrutar de un comienzo más saludable en este año nuevo.

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12-17-2015, Tobacco Free Florida Offers Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy

The Florida Department of Health has a message for tobacco users: Make 2016 your year to quit! With the help of Tobacco Free Florida, you can double your chances of quitting. Floridians can make a quit plan, set a quit date and enjoy a healthier start to the New Year.

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11-13-2015, El Programa Tobacco Free Florida ofrece recursos de probada eficacia para ayudar a los fumadores a dejar de fumar

La Florida Celebra el 40º Gran Día de No Fumar

Los consumidores del tabaco de la Florida tienen la suerte de contar con un acceso a recursos gratuitos y de probada eficacia que les puede duplicar las posibilidades de dejar de fumar exitosamente.[1] Hay cada vez más pruebas que demuestran que el programa Tobacco Free Florida del Departamento de Salud de la Florida no sólo educa a los habitantes de la Florida acerca de los peligros del consumo de tabaco, sino que también los ayuda de manera eficaz a abandonarlo y ser libres de tabaco. Desde que se lanzó el programa en el 2007, la prevalencia de los fumadores adultos ha disminuido de un 21.1 por ciento en el 2006 a un 17.6 por ciento en el 2014.[2]

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11-12-2015, Tobacco Free Florida has Proven-Effective Resources to Help Smokers Quit

Florida Celebrates 40th Annual Great American Smokeout

Tobacco users in Florida are fortunate to have access to free and proven-effective resources that double their chances of successfully quitting.[1] A growing body of evidence demonstrates that the Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida program is not only educating Floridians about the dangers of tobacco use, but is effectively helping them quit and stay tobacco free. Since Tobacco Free Florida launched in 2007, adult smoking prevalence has decreased from 21.1 percent in 2006 to 17.6 percent in 2014.[2]

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09-25-2015, EL ÍNDICE DE FUMADORES ADOLESCENTES ES MÁS BAJO QUE NUNCA

El índice de fumadores adolescentes en la Florida es más bajo que nunca, según nuevos datos lanzados esta semana por el Departamento de Salud de la Florida.

El uso de cigarrillos convencionales entre estudiantes de escuela secundaria de la Florida bajó de 8.6 por ciento en 2013* a 6.9 por ciento en 2015, un cambio de 19.7 por ciento. El Florida Youth Tobacco Survey (FYTS) también reveló disminuciones en el consumo de otros productos inflamables y tabaco sin humo.

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