Press Releases

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.   Click to download ; Haz clic para descargar
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.   descargar1  
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. download1
05-22-2014, Florida Teen Wins Top Award Among Youth Advocates Working Against Tobacco
Magi Linscott, a Santa Rosa County high school student and Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) youth advocate, was named the National Youth Advocate of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. This is the highest award among the country’s top youth advocates working against tobacco.
04-21-2014, Proclamation: 6th Annual Tobacco Free Florida Week

Gov. Rick Scott declares April 21-27, 2014 as Tobacco Free Florida Week. The focus of Tobacco Free Florida Week 2014 is to educate health care providers and their patients about the program’s free resources and the health benefits of quitting tobacco

04-16-2014, Tobacco Free Florida Partners with Health Care Professionals to Help Smokers Quit

During the 6th annual Tobacco Free Florida Week, April 21-27, the Department of Health is emphasizing the importance of teamwork with health professionals to help smokers quit for good. Team Up to Quit is a statewide effort to raise awareness of the resources available to help Floridians quit tobacco

02-13-2014, Through With Chew Week

Smokeless tobacco use among Florida high school students has increased significantly within the past five years, particularly among high school boys.

02-13-2014, Smokeless Tobacco: Not a Safe Alternative to Cigarette Smoking

Tobacco Free Florida is encouraging Floridians to learn the facts about the harmful effects of using smokeless tobacco and to make a plan to stop using these products. To help raise awareness, the Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida is observing Through With Chew Week from February 16-22. Compared to the decrease in youth cigarette use, there has not been a significant change in the use of smokeless tobacco products among youth

12-26-2013, Tobacco Free Florida Ofrece Servicios Gratuitos Que Duplicar Sus Probabilidades de Dejar de Fumar

El nuevo año está cerca y ahora es el momento de hacer un plan para convertir una resolución para dejar el tabaco en realidad. El programa Tobacco Free Florida, del Departamento de Salud de la Florida, está alentando a los consumidores de tabaco para crear un plan de dejar de fumar personalizado con la ayuda de recursos fáciles y gratuitos del estado.Desde 2007, más de 93,400 floridanos han logrado dejar el tabaco usando uno de estos servicios gratuitos.

12-20-2013, Tobacco Free Florida Offers Free Services that May Double the Chance of Quitting

The new year is right around the corner and now is the time to make a plan to turn a resolution to quit tobacco into reality. The Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida program is encouraging tobacco users across the state to create a personalized quit plan with help from the state’s free and easy resources. Using one of Tobacco Free Florida’s 3 Ways to Quit, which include the Florida Quitline, Web Coach, and in-person classes through the Florida Area Health Education Center (AHEC) network, may double your chances of success. Since 2007, more than 93,400 Floridians have successfully quit using one of these free services.