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.

Contact Us

Address: 1290 Golfview Ave.
Bartow, FL 33830
Phone: 863-578-2157
Email: Juli.Davis@flhealth.gov
Grantee Name: Tobacco Free Polk

We will review your email and reply within 2-3 working days.
Thank you.

Partnership Information

Tobacco Free Polk is mobilized to prevent initiation and reduce the use of tobacco products, reduce secondhand smoke exposure, and impact local policy and systems change to improve the health and quality of life of Polk County residents.

County SWAT Information

Polk SWAT is a youth-led, advocacy organization available to all Polk middle and high schools, dedicated to empowering youth to live tobacco/vape free and become advocates for local policies that make tobacco/vape less accessible and less acceptable.


County Data

According to the Florida Youth Tobacco Survey, tobacco use among Polk County youth (ages 11-17) has historically been higher than the state. 1 in 3 Polk youth have tried a tobacco/e-cig product; 1 in 8 currently use e-cigarettes (aka vape).


Events Calendar

Tobacco Free Polk Partnership meeting

Thursday, February 27, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

Southside Baptist Church

5330 Lakeland Highlands Rd.

Lakeland, FL 33813

Come learn how YOU can help create positive change in Polk County! Email Juli Davis @ Juli.Davis@flhealth.gov to be added to the Partnership's distribution list and receive meeting notifications.

RSVP: Juli.Davis@flhealth.gov

StandUP Polk Coalition meeting

Thursday, February 27, 2020 @ 10:00 AM

Southside Baptist Church

5330 Lakeland Highlands Rd.

Lakeland, FL 33813

StandUP Polk's mission is to prevent harm and promote health through education, public awareness and advocacy to include strategies to prevent youth substance abuse.


POLK SWAT Chapter meeting

Thursday, March 5, 2020 @ 03:30 PM


A gathering of all Polk County SWAT Clubs, as well as other interested Polk County youth, to coordinate and collaborate on SWAT initiatives and learn from each other.

RSVP: Juli.Davis@flhealth.gov

About Us

Objectives: (1) PREVENT youth/young adult tobacco use/vaping, (2) REDUCE health hazards of secondhand smoke, (3) PROMOTE adult-youth partnerships, and (4) COUNTERACT tobacco industry marketing tactics that target youth and low-income communities.

This program is managed by FL Department of Health in Polk County.

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