Press Releases

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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