Alachua County Board of County Commissioners passes resolution discouraging sale of candy-flavored tobacco products

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – On Oct. 24, 2012, the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners passed a unanimous resolution opposing the sale of candy-flavored tobacco products. The commission joins other local government, including the City of Gainesville, in urging area retailers to stop selling candy-flavored tobacco products which are especially appealing to young people. This resolution is a marquee success in our campaign to prevent the initiation of tobacco use among youth and young adults

Tobacco Free Alachua congratulates the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners for making the choice to oppose the sale of these harmful products and prioritizing the well-being of county residents.


Tobacco Free Alachua is a diverse community partnership comprised of county and city officials, private citizens, and representatives from the local school board, health care organizations, law enforcement agencies, higher education institutions, local businesses, non-profit organizations and more. It aims to develop and promote policies which reduce the use and effects of tobacco within Alachua County. The partnership was established in 2008 and is funded by grants through the Florida Department of Health and supported by the Alachua County Health Department. For more information, visit or call 352-334-7914.

Media Contact:  Andrew Romero, Tobacco Prevention Specialist
Tobacco Free Alachua, Alachua County Health Department

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