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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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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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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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Tobacco Free Alachua Awards the Arc of Alachua County For Their New Tobacco Free Campus Policy

  On Tuesday, October 14, Tobacco Free Alachua commended The Arc of Alachua County with an award for their new tobacco free campus policy which went into effect October 1. Tobacco Free Alachua Chair Elizabeth Wood presented the plaque to Arc of Alachua County Executive Director Steve Drago at a ceremony at the Arc’s main […]

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