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If you missed the partnership meeting: Here's a Recap!

Tobacco Free Alachua just held its March Partnership Meeting at the FDOH – Alachua John Henry Thomas Health Center. We were joined by special guests Kim Barnhill, Deputy Secretary for County Health Systems, Eric Handler, Health Officer for Orange County, and Emma Humphries Civic Engagement Coordinator at the Bob Graham Center at the meeting. Tobacco […]

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Spring 2014 Graduating Interns & Partnership Leaders

Tobacco Free Alachua is proud to work with some of the best students the University of Florida has to offer. These students have been integral members of Tobacco Free Alachua through their work as partnerships chairs and interns. Therefore, Tobacco Free Alachua would like to congratulate our graduating interns and partnership chairs for the year […]

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Hazardous E-Cigarette Liquid

Amid growing concerns about the rise of electronic cigarette popularity in the United States, Matt Richtel wrote a New York Times piece on its liquid component. The main component of an electronic cigarette is the liquid vaporized to deliver nicotine to the consumer. The ingredients of the electronic cigarette liquid (e-liquid) include neurotoxins that toxicologists warn creates […]

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Kangaroo Express tempts patrons

While CVS Health has taken the initiative to place the health of the community they enter ahead of profits, not all businesses feel the same. In a recent article, The Independent Florida Alligator examined Kangaroo Express’s new promotion, offering a free 16-ounce coffee to any customer who presents a CVS ExtraCare Health card with a […]

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Happy Holidays Gainesville

This holiday season prepare to breathe in fresh air. The city of Gainesville recently passed an ordinance in which e-cigarettes can no longer be used in indoor workplaces. On November 20, 2014, the Gainesville City Commission unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes in place where smoking is already prohibited by the Florida […]

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FDA Issues Tobacco Regulation

The FDA issued its first orders regulating tobacco products, since the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act was passed in 2009. The FDA halted the current sales and distribution of four tobacco products, manufactured by Jash International. These products are Sutra Bidis, Sutra Bidis Menthol, Sutra Bidis Red Cone, and Sutra Bidis Menthol Cone. […]

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