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National Youth Tobacco Survey 2011-2017

The latest National Youth Tobacco Survey 2011-2017 has been published regarding current (past 30-day) use of tobacco use among middle (grades 6-8) and high school students (grades 9-12).  Current use was defined as use on 1 or more days during … Continue reading

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Voters Defeat Big Tobacco in San Francisco

Congratulations to San Francisco voters for seeing through R.J. Reynolds deceptive and self-serving campaign, and voting in a “historic victory for kids and health” by banning the sale of flavored tobacco products on the June 6 ballot. In June 2017 … Continue reading

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World No Tobacco Day 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) and their partners mark May 31 as World No Tobacco Day to highlight the health issues associated with tobacco use.  This year’s theme is “Tobacco and heart disease.”  Here in the U.S., “heart disease is … Continue reading

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E-cigarette liquids look good enough to eat

The Food and Drug Administration has just released another press announcement regarding their efforts to reduce tobacco use, especially among our youth, that started in late 2017.  They are citing companies that are labeling and/or advertising their electronic cigarette liquids in … Continue reading

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SWAT Club of Martin County – Kick Butts Day

Joining a SWAT Club can provide you an opportunity to… Continue reading

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Welcome Back to School!

The Florida Tobacco Prevention Training for Educators on-line course would like to welcome back Florida educators and students to the 2017-2018 school year. Whether your district started last week, today, or you have one more week of summer vacation before … Continue reading

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Desire to quit tobacco high among some young smokers

Nicotine is the naturally occurring drug found in tobacco and the reason why most users are addicted.  In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more people in the U.S. are addicted to nicotine than to any other … Continue reading

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Surgeon General Report on E-cigarette Use – Part 1

We don’t have years of research on the dangers of electronic cigarettes to draw from, but the findings so far should be cause for alarm. Continue reading

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Florida Tobacco Prevention Training for Educators Final Numbers

The Florida Tobacco Prevention Training for Educators on-line course has officially closed for the 2015-2016 school year.  This year marks our sixth year of offering a 60 point statewide tobacco prevention course, and it also marks the first year for … Continue reading

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Giving Up Smoking – A Personal Story

Being on Facebook allows you to reconnect with others and read their adventures, sympathize with their loses, and cheer them on when they win over adversities.  Over holiday break a post on a personal Facebook account stated a friend was … Continue reading

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