Press Releases

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

04-16-2014, Tobacco Free Florida Partners with Health Care Professionals to Help Smokers Quit

During the 6th annual Tobacco Free Florida Week, April 21-27, the Department of Health is emphasizing the importance of teamwork with health professionals to help smokers quit for good. Team Up to Quit is a statewide effort to raise awareness of the resources available to help Floridians quit tobacco

02-13-2014, Through With Chew Week

Smokeless tobacco use among Florida high school students has increased significantly within the past five years, particularly among high school boys.