Statement from Florida’s State Surgeon General Regarding CVS Caremark Announcement

“I want to congratulate CVS Caremark for today’s bold decision that will lead to better health. Removing cigarettes from their more than 700 locations in Florida is welcome news for the families and communities of our state. I urge [Read More...]

May 16,2014 Posted in : Tobacco Free Florida Statement

Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults

On March 8, the U.S. Surgeon General released a new report, “Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Adults,” which underscores the critical need to prevent tobacco use to help combat the pervasive problem of tobacco use in our country. [Read More...]

May 16,2013 Posted in : Tobacco Free Florida Statement

15 Years, Thousands of Lives Saved: Reducing Tobacco Use in Florida

On August 25, 1997, Florida became the second state in the nation to settle a lawsuit against the tobacco industry. Fifteen years later, Florida is still a recognized leader with effective tobacco prevention and cessation programs that have saved [Read More...]

Posted in : Tobacco Free Florida Statement

The State of Tobacco Control in Florida

On Jan. 16, the American Lung Association released the results of its annual report, “State of Tobacco Control 2013,” which monitors federal and state progress on key tobacco-related policies. The report focuses on the money received each year from [Read More...]

May 16,2012 Posted in : Tobacco Free Florida Statement