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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Tobacco Prevention

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Preventing initiation of tobacco use among youth and young adults

Policy to Restrict the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products not covered by FDA
Flavored cigarettes (except for menthol) were banned by the FDA in 2009, but other flavored tobacco products were not.  We are raising public awareness of this deceptive marketing practice to lure youth into trying tobacco.

Policy to Counteract Tobacco Product Marketing at the Point of Sale
The continuing high rates of youth tobacco use and the vast sums spent on tobacco marketing are directly related and highly effective at enticing youth to use tobacco products.

Policy to Implement Tobacco Control Model Policies in K-12 Schools
Tobacco Free Florida developed a Tobacco Control Policies Model for K-12 Schools covering 13 critical areas of policy and enforcement for school districts to utilize for guidance.

Promote Cessation from Tobacco Use

Policy to Increase Use of Cessation Services
Increasing the number of employers that offer access to cessation services to their employees
is a benefit to both the employee and employer. 

Eliminate Secondhand Smoke Exposure

Policy to Create Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Dwellings
Multi-unit housing communities have unique challenges in avoiding second and third-hand smoke since air travels between apartments through ventilation, walls, electrical plugs, etc.

Support Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT)

The Tobacco Free Partnership supports the Bay County SWAT chapter in our community and schools with the coordination of events and training.  SWAT members educate their peers and community about the dangers of tobacco use and manipulative tobacco company tactics.

Please come join us at our next quarterly meeting

The community is welcome and encouraged to attend

You can help us make a difference! 

For more information call 850-252-9690.