The Tobacco Free Partnership of Hillsborough works to prevent the initiation of tobacco use and encourages current users to quit.
In the United States, tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and 90% of smokers started before the age of 18. Currently, over 10% of high school students and 3% of middle school students in Hillsborough County smoke cigarettes. The CDC reports that one of the most effective ways to reduce the use of… Read more
Senate Bill 258 will allow Florida municipalities (local cities and counties) to ban smoking in public places such as parks and beaches. The bill requires the parks to have a designated smoking zone. It has passed through 2 senate committees and is now waiting to be voted on in the third and final committee before… Read more
When It Comes to Tobacco, Smokeless Does Not Mean Harmless – Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance (HCADA) is Raising Awareness During Through With Chew Week – TALLAHASSEE — Tobacco products like chew, dip and snuff are not harmless. But because they’re smokeless, youth and adults may underestimate the serious health risks associated with these products. In… Read more
In November 2012, the last of Hillsborough County’s municipalities adopted a candy-flavored tobacco resolution. In the document, the Plant City Commissioners unanimously urged all Plant City tobacco retailers to make every effort not to sell tobacco products, especially those with candy and or fruit flavors, to youth under 18 years of age. Within the past year, the Hillsborough… Read more
On November 26, the Tobacco Free Partnership along with SWAT members presented a candy-flavored resolution to Plant City City Council. The resolution passed unanimously!
Cigarette smoking among youth in Florida is down! After surveying nearly 40,000 middle school students and over 36,000 high school students in 746 schools around the state of Florida, the Department of Health has released the results from the 2012 Florida Youth Tobacco Survey. Among middle school students, current cigarette use (smoked at least once… Read more
On April 17, the Tobacco Free Partnership along with SWAT members presented a candy-flavored resolution to Temple Terrace City Council. The resolution passed unanimously!