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FDA's New Ad Campaign

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced, February 4, 2014, the launch of a new national ad campaign, entitled “The Real Cost.” This is the first national campaign the FDA has created aimed at preventing youth tobacco users and reducing the number of youths ages 12-17 who become regular smokers. The campaign, designed to […]

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Double Your Chances of Quitting in the New Year

The new year has arrived and now is the time to make a plan to turn a resolution to quit tobacco into reality. Tobacco Free Alachua, in association with Tobacco Free Florida, is encouraging tobacco users across the state to create a personalized quit plan with help from the state’s free and easy resources. Using […]

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Tobacco Free Alachua 2014-2015 Chair & Vice Chair

Tobacco Free Alachua would like to welcome our new partnership Chair and Vice Chair, Elizabeth Wood and Victoria Hunter. As community leaders, Elizabeth and Victoria have joined Tobacco Free Alachua in its development and promotion of policies that reduce the use and effects of tobacco within Alachua County. Meet our Partnership Chair: Elizabeth Wood. Elizabeth’s […]

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CVS to go Tobacco Free

Earlier this morning, Wednesday February 5, 2014, CVS Caremark announced it would stop selling all tobacco product later this year. Their goal is to remove all cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products in more than 7,600 stores by October 1. This will make CVS the first drugstore chain to remove cigarettes from its stores, hopefully setting […]

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Congratulations to B&B Office Systems

On January 1, 2014, B&B Office Systems in Gainesville adopted a 100% tobacco free grounds policy, which prohibits tobacco use anywhere on company property or in company vehicles. After working with B&B for several months, Tobacco Free Alachua was proud to present an award on February 19 to B&B President Hal Deck and his staff […]

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Congratulations CVS

Tobacco Free Alachua would like to congratulate CVS Health for accomplishing their goal in ending tobacco sales one month early. As the largest pharmacy health care provider in the U.S., CVS aids businesses and communities to manage their health in affordable ways. Due to the company’s commitment to health, CVS also announced today it changed […]

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