Welcome to Tobacco Free St. Johns

Join us in making St. Johns County Tobacco Free!

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Join us today!

Tobacco Free St. Johns will meet on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 beginning at 3:00 PM at the Alicia Classroom at Flagler Hospital. All meetings are open to the public.

New Electronic Cigarette Laws Effective July 1st

Beginning on July 1st, electronic nicotine delivery devices (commonly referred to as e-cigs or electronic cigarettes) will be illegal for Floridians under 18 to purchase or possess. The new law requires retailers to restrict customer access to the products. Law enforcement officers will issue citations to minors caught with these devices. The citation requires mandatory education classes and either a fine or community service.

PACT Offers Responsible Vendor Training: August 6, 2014

Being a county with high tourism, the challenges our retailers face in responsible alcohol/tobacco sales to minors is extremely high. Don't have your business exposed for lack of employee training. The cost of serving alcohol or tobacco to a minor is significant. Additionally, you may help save the lives of teens and other innocent victims from fatal drunk driving accidents. We invite you to be a part of our training (with instructor Corporal Greg Suchy, St. Johns County Sheriff's Office)! It is $25 per employee, and if you pay for 8 class participants you can bring 2 additional staff at no charge! A few training topics are: -Knowledge of the Florida laws that control sales/service of alcohol and tobacco -Checking ID's/Identifying fake ID's -Refusal techniques in dealing with underage or intoxicated customers -And much more! If you are interested, please email Lynnette at Lynnette@pactprevention.org for further information!

Purpose

The St. Johns County Tobacco - Free Partnership is a community-wide, locally organized group collectively working towards eliminating initiation and use of tobacco among St. Johns County residents, supporting tobacco policy change and educating decision makers about the impact of tobacco on the lives of St Johns County residents and visitors.