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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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Tobacco Prevention

Florida Department of Health in Broward County

Smoking is the #1 cause of preventable death in the United States, and every day 88 Floridians die due to tobacco related illnesses. The Tobacco Prevention Program is administered locally at the Florida Department of Health in Broward County. The program focuses on improving the health of Broward County residents through policy and systems change under four main goals:
  •  Prevent Initiation of Tobacco Products Among Youth and Young Adults
  •  Eliminate Secondhand Smoke Exposure
  •  Maintain Infrastructure of Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) and the Tobacco Free Partnership of Broward County
  •  Promote Cessation from Tobacco Use

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Additionally, the Florida Department of Health in Broward County leads the Broward County Tobacco Free Partnership. The Tobacco-Free Partnership of Broward County is a community coalition of individuals who are committed to making Broward County a safer, healthier place to live, work and play.  Partnership members have an interest in developing tobacco-related policies that prevent exposure to secondhand smoke, youth from accessing tobacco products and provide opportunities for individuals to become tobacco-free. Membership is open to the general public and professionals interested in tobacco use prevention.

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Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) is Florida’s statewide youth organization to mobilize, educate, and equip Florida youth to revolt against and de-glamorize “Big Tobacco”. The Florida Department of Health in Broward County coordinates SWAT chapters in middle and high schools and community sites. For more information please visit: SWAT

How to Quit

Tobacco Free Florida knows quitting can be very hard, but it's not impossible. In fact, there are more former smokers than current smokers in Florida. With the right help, resources, and the support to keep you going, Tobacco Free Florida can give you the best chance to quit for good.

For each person, overcoming nicotine addiction is different and we can help you choose a path to quitting that works for you. In fact, Tobacco Free Florida's quit services can double your chances of quitting any form of tobacco for good.

Tobacco Free Florida offers 3 ways to Quit. For more information on these free and convenient resources, visit Tobacco Free Florida.

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