Florida Department of Health
Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida
Vision: A Tobacco Free Life for all Floridians
Mission: Working to protect all Floridians from the dangers of inhaled nicotine and secondhand smoke exposure, through evidence-based tobacco prevention and cessation programs, with an emphasis on youth and other vulnerable populations.
Tobacco Free Polk is a community-based coalition focused on preventing and reducing tobacco use among our youth in our community via local policy and systems change. Contact Monica Livingstone (firstname.lastname@example.org) to join our Partnership.
County SWAT Information
Polk SWAT is a youth-led advocacy organization dedicated to empowering youth to live tobacco/vape free. SWAT students advocate for local policy change to protect their generation from Big Tobacco. Contact Monica (email@example.com) for more info.
In Polk County, approximately 1 in 3 youth have tried electronic vapor products (EVPs) or another toxic tobacco product at least once in their life; 1 in 5 youth currently use EVPs or another tobacco product.
Tobacco Free Polk Meeting
Wednesday, September 22, 2021@ 12:00 PM
Virtual Lunch and Learn via Google Meet
Join us for a virtual lunch & learn with your new Polk County tobacco prevention providers! Let's come together & fight Big Tobacco to save lives, prevent addiction, & protect children. Email Hailee@civcom.com to be added to TFP's distribution list.
Back to School SWAT Kick Off Meeting
Saturday, September 11, 2021@ 11:00 AM
Lake Crago Outdoor Recreation Complex
525 Lake Crago Dr
Lakeland, FL 33805
Join us for a lunch and learn with your new Polk County tobacco prevention providers! We will be discussing Polk SWAT's chapter advocacy opportunities, reviewing/updating the bylaws, chair positions, community service opportunities, and more.
Civic Communications is the state of Florida grantee responsible for the tobacco prevention programs of Polk County. These programs support tobacco-free partnerships and Students Working Against Tobacco.
This program is managed by CivCom.