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No Smoke, No Mirrors, Just Progress

In November 2006, Florida voters overwhelmingly approved Amendment 4, establishing a comprehensive tobacco education and use prevention program. Further defined under Florida Statutes, the Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida’s (BTFF) goals include reducing tobacco use, reducing exposure to secondhand smoke, and enforcing the Florida Clean...

How Tobacco Impacts the LGBTQ+ Community

The LGBTQ+ community has been struggling with public acceptance and social stigma for years. Conditions are slowly improving in our society, but unfortunately LGBTQ+ people still face discrimination today. This added stress often leads people to pick up cigarette smoking as a way to cope....

Group Quit Calendar

The Florida Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) program has two types of courses to help you quit: single session (meeting once) and multisession (meeting once a week for several weeks). They will provide you with the valuable tools you need to help you quit tobacco....

Smoking and Stress

Ask Floridians why they still smoke, and you often hear that cigarette smoking “relieves stress.” While most people know the serious health risks of smoking and the benefits of quitting, it can be tough to give up cigarettes when used to cope with stress. ...

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...

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