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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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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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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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