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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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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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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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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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Tobacco Free Alachua Participation

There are many ways to get involved in Tobacco Free Alachua. These include: The Great American Smokeout The Great American Smoke Out, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, occurs annually on the third Thursday of November and seeks to encourage smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit or to quit smoking that day. There are many […]

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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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