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11-10-2016, Los Índices de Tabaquismo en Adultos y Adolescentes en la Florida Alcanzan el Mínimo Histórico
Hace diez años este mes, los habitantes de Florida votaron en su gran mayoría en apoyo de una enmienda constitucional estatal para establecer un programa educativo y de prevención del consumo de tabaco, que se conoce hoy en día como Tobacco Free Florida. El programa ha resultado en un considerable descenso en los índices de tabaquismo tanto entre los adultos como los adolescentes del estado, lo que implica un ahorro de miles de millones de dólares e innumerables vidas salvadas.

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11-10-2016, Florida Adult and Teen Smoking Rates Hit Record Low
Ten years ago this month, Floridians voted overwhelmingly in support of a state constitutional amendment to fund a tobacco education and use prevention program, now known as Tobacco Free Florida. The program has resulted in a significant decrease in smoking rates among both adults and teens in the state, leading to billions of dollars and countless lives saved.

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08-02-2016, Tobacco Free Florida Expande los Servicios Gratuitos para Dejar de Fumar
Un nuevo programa y comerciales alientan a los habitantes de la Florida a dejar de fumar a su manera Dejar de fumar no es fácil, pero encontrar ayuda debería serlo. Con el nuevo programa Quit Your Way, el programa Tobacco Free Florida del Departamento de Salud de la Florida facilita aún más a los consumidores de tabaco del estado el acceso a recursos gratuitos y de probada eficacia que están disponibles para todos los habitantes de la Florida. Esta expansión de los recursos ofrece a los fumadores interesados en dejar el cigarrillo acceso a recursos gratuitos como las siguientes herramientas: 2-Week Starter Kit de parches de reemplazo de nicotina, Text2Quit, Email Tips y Quit Guide. Pueden elegir tantos de estos recursos como necesiten o usarlos además de los servicios por teléfono, en grupo y en línea de Tobacco Free Florida, que ya han ayudado a más de 137,000 habitantes de la Florida a dejar de fumar.
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08-02-2016, Tobacco Free Florida Expands Free Quit Services
New Program and Ads Encourage Floridians to Quit Your Way Quitting tobacco isn’t easy, but finding help should be. With its new Quit Your Way program, the Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida program is making it easier for tobacco users in the state to access the free and proven-effective resources available to all Floridians. This expansion of resources offers tobacco users interested in quitting access to free tools, including a 2-Week Starter Kit of nicotine replacement patches, Text2Quit, Email Tips and a Quit Guide. They can choose as many as they need or use them in addition to Tobacco Free Florida’s Phone, Group and Web Quit services, which have already helped more than 137,000 Floridians successfully quit.

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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. descargar1
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. btn_learnMore1
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. btn_learnMore1
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. btn_learnMore1
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. btn_learnMore1
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. descargar1