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Upcoming Partnership Meeting and Elections

Upcoming Partnership Meeting Come join us for the next Tobacco Free Alachua community partnership meeting on June 23. Two key items on the agenda include: Discussion of best practices for tobacco free campus policies at UF, Santa Fe, and in other places young adults spend their time Conversation with the partnership Chair and Vice Chair […]

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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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Make 2015 the Year You Quit Tobacco

  Alachua County, Fla.  – A new year is a new opportunity to set healthy goals and stick to them. For many, it is a chance to quit tobacco. Fortunately, Alachua County residents don’t have to do it alone. Tobacco Free Alachua and the Tobacco Free Florida program have free, proven-effective resources that can double […]

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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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