Why Smoking is Especially Bad If You Have Diabetes

Smoking and Diabetes What Is Diabetes?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 [Read More...]

June 27,2014 Posted in :Tobacco Free Florida Statement

What Tobacco Free Florida Can and Can’t Do

As a government agency, the Florida Department of Health and the Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida cannot institute or advocate for new laws. We do, however, help inform the public about tobacco’s health risks and dangers, and local Tobacco [Read More...]

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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

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...]

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What Tobacco Free Florida Can and Can’t Do

As a government agency, the Florida Department of Health and the Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida cannot institute or advocate for new laws. We do, however, help inform the public about tobacco’s health risks and dangers, and local Tobacco [Read More...]

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Declaración del Cirujano General y el Secretario de Salud Pública de la Florida Con Respecto a CVS Caremark Anuncio

“Quiero felicitar a CVS Caremark para la audaz decisión que dará lugar a una mejor salud. La eliminación de los productos de tabaco de sus más de 700 tiendas en la Florida es una buena noticia para las familias [Read More...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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