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04-21-2015, New Initiative Inspires Tobacco Users to Quit and Tell

The Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida Program is launching a new initiative called Quit and Tell to celebrate Floridians who have quit tobacco and inspire more people to join them. The Quit and Tell initiative launch aligns with the seventh annual Tobacco Free Florida Week from April 27 to May 3. It is part of a statewide effort to raise awareness about the 3 Free & Easy Ways to Quit available to help Floridians. These free and proven-effective services can double a tobacco user’s chances of quitting.

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04-21-2015, Nueva Iniciativa Inspira a los Ex Consumidores de Tabaco a Compartir Sus Historias

El programa Tobacco Free Florida del Departamento de Salud de la Florida lanza una nueva iniciativa llamada Quit and Tell para celebrar a los habitantes de la Florida que han dejado de fumar e inspirar a más personas a que se unan a ellos.

El lanzamiento de la iniciativa Quit and Tell se alinea con la séptima Tobacco Free Florida Week, que se celebra anualmente, y este año será del 27 de abril al 3 de mayo.Forma parte de un esfuerzo para generar conciencia sobre las 3 Formas Fáciles y Gratis de Dejar de Fumar que se encuentran disponibles para ayudar a los habitantes de la Florida. Estos servicios gratuitos y de eficacia comprobada pueden duplicar las oportunidades de que un fumador deje de consumir tabaco.

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02-13-2015, Smokeless Tobacco Use Remains an Issue

The Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida Program is raising awareness about the dangers of smokeless tobacco, like chew and dip, to help combat this deadly addiction. “Through With Chew Week”, a national public awareness campaign created to reduce the use of smokeless tobacco among young people, takes place Feb. 15-21, with the Great American Spit Out on Feb.19.

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12-23-2014, Tobacco Free Florida Ofrece Recursos Gratuitos Para Ayudarte a Dejar de Fumar

Un nuevo año es una nueva oportunidad para establecer metas de salud y cumplirlas. Para mucha gente, es una oportunidad para dejar de fumar. Por suerte, los residentes de la Florida no tienen que hacerlo por su cuenta. El programa Tobacco Free Florida del Departamento de Salud de la Florida ofrece recursos gratuitos y de eficacia comprobada que pueden duplicar las chances de que un consumidor de tabaco deje de fumar.

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12-18-2014, Tobacco Free Florida Has Free Resources to Help You Quit

A new year is a new opportunity to set health goals and stick with them. For many, it is a chance to quit tobacco. Fortunately, Florida residents don’t have to do it alone. The Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida program has free, proven-effective resources that can double a tobacco user’s chances of quitting.

 

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12-10-2014, Florida’s Youth Cigarette Smoking Rate Reaches an All-Time Low

New data, released by the Florida Department of Health (Department), shows that fewer youth in Florida are smoking cigarettes than ever before. In 2014, only 4.3 percent of Florida’s youth, ages 11 to 17, are current cigarette smokers.
There are 59 percent fewer youth cigarette smokers in the state than before the Tobacco Free Florida program launched in 2007. This represents a decrease from 10.6 percent in 2006 to 4.3 percent in 2014.

 

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11-17-2014, Gran Día de No Fumar: Tobacco Free Florida Puede Duplicar tus Posibilidades de Dejar de Fumar

El Gran Día de No Fumar es el jueves 20 de noviembre y el programa Tobacco Free Florida del Departamento de Salud de la Florida alienta a los fumadores de todo el estado a que crean su planpor adelantado para dejar de fumar ese día o que aprovechen ese día para hacer el plan para dejar de consumir tabaco.

 

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11-14-2014, Great American Smokeout: Tobacco Free Florida Can Double Your Chances of Quitting Smoking  

The Great American Smokeout is Thursday, Nov. 20 and the Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida program is encouraging tobacco users across the state to plan in advance to quit on that day or to use the day to make a quit plan.  The observance raises awareness about the dangers of smoking and the many effective resources available to successfully quit.

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05-22-2014, Florida Teen Wins Top Award Among Youth Advocates Working Against Tobacco

Magi Linscott, a Santa Rosa County high school student and Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) youth advocate, was named the National Youth Advocate of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. This is the highest award among the country’s top youth advocates working against tobacco.

04-21-2014, Proclamation: 6th Annual Tobacco Free Florida Week

Gov. Rick Scott declares April 21-27, 2014 as Tobacco Free Florida Week. The focus of Tobacco Free Florida Week 2014 is to educate health care providers and their patients about the program’s free resources and the health benefits of quitting tobacco