Big Tobacco & Point of Sale Advertising

It’s no coincidence that the tobacco industry spends the majority of its marketing dollars — about $7.3 billion in 2010 alone — on strategies to promote retail sales in the United States. After all, convenience stores, gas stations and [Read More...]

May 16,2014 Posted in : Tobacco Free Florida Statement

How to Talk to Your Kids About Tobacco if You Use Tobacco or Recently Quit

Back-to-school time means a lot of things for parents: arranging carpools, managing schedules, and helping their kids prepare for their first day back in the classroom. It’s also the perfect time for you to talk to your kids about [Read More...]

Posted in : Health, Quitting Tobacco, Youth Prevention

Weight Management While Quitting Tobacco

Do you want to quit tobacco but you’re concerned about weight gain? The Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida program’s new expanded resources can help. Participants who enroll in the Florida Quitline phone counseling may access the Weight [Read More...]

Posted in : Tobacco Free Florida Statement

Why Smoking is Especially Dangerous if You’re Diabetic

Diabetes is a group of diseases in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal. Most of the food a person eats is turned into glucose (a kind of sugar) for the body’s cells to use for energy. The [Read More...]

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