Press Releases

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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