Smoking is the #1 cause of preventable death in the United States and every day 88 Floridians die due to tobacco related illnesses. The Florida Department of Health in Broward County Tobacco Conrol Program is working to reduce tobacco use, encourage youth to stay tobacco free, increase awareness about the dangers of secondhand smoke and create a tobacco-free Broward. The primary goals of the program are:
- Prevent Initiation of Tobacco Use
- Eliminate Exposure to Secondhand Smoke
- Promote Cessation from Tobacco Use and Increase the Use of Cessation Services
For the most recent Broward County data profile please click here: 149 kb
Tobacco-Free Partnership of Broward County is a community coalition of individuals who are committed to making Broward County a safer, healthier place to live, work and play. Partnership members have an interest in developing tobacco-related policies that prevent exposure to secondhand smoke, youth from accessing tobacco products and provide opportunities for individuals to become tobacco-free. Membership is open to the general public and professionals interested in tobacco use prevention. Please join us on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 8:00AM to 9:30AM, in the Administrative Center, 780 S.W. 24th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315. For more information please call (954) 467-4700 Ext: 4025 or send email to: SmokeFreeLiving@doh.state.fl.us
Membership Application for the Tobacco-Free Partnership of Broward County 328 kb
Return completed form to: Florida Department of Health in Broward County, Tobacco Prevention Programs, 780 SW 24th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315"
Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) is Florida’s statewide youth organization to mobilize, educate, and equip Florida youth to revolt against and de-glamorize “Big Tobacco”. We are a united movement of Florida empowered youth working toward a tobacco free future. For more information please visit: www.GEN-SWAT.com
Unveiled in 2008 under the direction of the Florida Department of Health, the Tobacco Free Florida campaign seeks to decrease the number of tobacco users in the state of Florida through efforts aimed at both preventing nonusers from starting to use tobacco and encouraging current users to quit. These efforts are funded by money derived from court settlements against major tobacco companies, and include executions in the realm of Advertising, Public Relations, Interactive, Guerilla Media, Event Media, Sponsored Promotions and more. It is our hope that one day every Floridian might be free of the hazards of tobacco, and that we all may eventually live in the paradise that our name implies – a truly Tobacco Free Florida.
For more information please visit: www.tobaccofreeflorida.com
The Quitline is a helping hand when you need it the most. The Florida Quitline was established to assist any person living in Florida over the age of 11 with a desire to free themselves from cigarettes, smokeless and all other forms of tobacco. The Quitline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and offers the following services FREE of charge:
- 5 Counseling sessions
- Self help materials
- Counseling and materials in English and Spanish
- Translation service for other languages
- Nicotine Replacement Therapy
- TDD service for hearing impaired
POSITIVE IMPACT FOR FLORIDA RESIDENTS
Since 2001, the Quitline has helped over 7,400 people quit smoking, and by doing so they have improved their health, reduced their risk of premature death, and decreased the chances their friends or family will suffer or grieve due to illness or death from smoking.
For more information please visit: www.flquitline.com
Quit Smoking Now…A Program Written by ex-smokers for those who want to become ex-smokers
The six week “Quit Smoking Now” program is for anyone interested in becoming tobacco-free. The program offers group counseling sessions by trained tobacco cessation specialists. The goal is to educate smokers and provide them with the necessary tools to live a normal life without cigarettes. Participants will be educated on addiction, the quit options available, how drug treatments work and what might work for them, coping techniques and numerous other topics that will ultimately help smokers not just quit, but be successful. Participants will also receive 8 weeks of FREE Nicotine Replacement Therapy.
For more information please call: 1-877-Quit Now6 or 1-877-848-6696 or please visit: http://www.eahectobaccoprogram.com/ or call the Nova University Area Health Education Center at 954-262-1588