Welcome to Tobacco Free St. Johns
Working towards a healthy community to live, work and play
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Tobacco Free St. Johns will meet on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 beginning at 3:00 PM at the Matanzas Classroom at Flagler Hospital. All meetings are open to the public.
Meet Tobacco Industry Whistleblower Dr. Victor DeNoble, FREE EVENT!
Using the story of his experience as a tobacco industry research scientist, Dr. DeNoble skillfully pulls together the science, history and biology of nicotine & drug addiction in a way that is both educational and entertaining. Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Flagler College's Gamache-Koger Theatre. Doors open at 6:30PM, program begins at 7:00PM. Event is FREE, but seating is limited. Register Today!
E-Cigarette Use Surpasses Tobacco Cigarette Use Among Teens
University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future study released new information today regarding teen use of electronic cigarettes. "In 2014, more teens use e-cigarettes than traditional, tobacco cigarettes or any other tobacco product—the first time a U.S. national study shows that teen use of e-cigarettes surpasses use of tobacco cigarettes. Specifically, 9 percent of 8th-graders reported using an e-cigarette in the past 30 days, while only 4 percent reported using a tobacco cigarette. In 10th grade, 16 percent reported using an e- cigarette and 7 percent reported using a tobacco cigarette. Among 12th-graders, 17 percent reported e-cigarette use and 14 percent reported use of a tobacco cigarette." The full press release and research results can be found at www.monitoringthefuture.org.
Tobacco Free St. Johns is a community-wide, locally organized group collectively working towards eliminating initiation and use of tobacco and alternative nicotine products among St. Johns County residents, supporting policy change and educating decision makers about the impact of tobacco use and nicotine addiction on the lives of St. Johns County residents and visitors.