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Sep. 16 2015

How to Talk to Your Kids About Tobacco

For decades, young people sneaking a cigarette or dip in the backyard out of their parents’ sight was dismissed as a rite of passage. Unfortunately, these exact moments are when tobacco use begins and for far too many kids leads to a lifetime of addiction. It may seem difficult to talk with your kids about […]

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Jan. 28 2015

Powerful Anti-Smoking Ad Campaigns Work

Hard-hitting anti-smoking media campaigns effectively raise awareness about the serious toll that tobacco use takes on one’s health and the many lives it affects. In the United States, tobacco use is responsible for about 480,000 deaths each year.1 For every person who dies, about 30 more people suffer with at least one serious illness from […]

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May. 16 2014

What Smoking Costs Employers

Smoking cigarettes comes with many steep costs. It costs many smokers their health, their money and their time with friends and family. And the consequences do not stop there; employers are paying the price as well. In Florida, the annual direct costs to the economy attributable to smoking were in excess of $19.6 billion, including […]

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May. 16 2014

Going Smokefree: Good for Health, Good for Business

“Will this hurt my business?” It is the question that comes up quite often when business owners consider making their establishment smokefree. Years of analysis and research prove that the answer is no. In fact, eliminating secondhand smoke may lead to financial gains by improving the health of employees and reducing sick days and health […]

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