Sep. 18 2018

How Tobacco Impacts the LGBTQ+ Community

For years, the LGBTQ+ community have struggled with public acceptance and social stigma.  Conditions are slowly improving in our society, but unfortunately LGBTQ+ people still struggle with discrimination today. This added stress often leads people to pick up cigarette smoking as a method to cope.[1] Stress from social stigma is just one of the reasons […]

Sep. 12 2018

Youth and E-cigarettes

On Sept. 12, 2018, the FDA declared youth electronic cigarette use (or vaping) an epidemic. The Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida supports the FDA’s action to protect youth against nicotine addiction. Read our statement here. E-cigarettes come in many shapes and sizes. E-cigarettes have a battery, a heating element and a place to hold e-liquid. […]