Welcome to Tobacco Free St. Johns
Working towards a healthy community to live, work and play
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The 2016 Tobacco Free St. Johns meeting schedule is the second Wednesday of August, September, October, November and December. Meetings begin at 3:00pm and are held in the Alicia Classroom at Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine. For more information, click the meetings tab at the top of the page.
New Tobacco-Free Business Toolkit Available!
Hot off the press! Tobacco Free Florida now has brand new, comprehensive toolkits to help your business become tobacco-free. From small family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 Corporations, our materials can help you increase your profits by keeping your employees healthy! Visit our Services page to learn more and download this free resource.
Poison Control Centers Report Alarming Increase of E-Cig Poisoning
National poison-control centers reported a 216% increase in electronic cigarette poisoning incidents in 2014 compared to 2013. New data from the American Association of Poison Control Centers says children under age 6 were the victims in more than half the cases. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to issue the final rule to regulate the products. Vince Willmore, the campaign's vice president for communications, said the agency also needs to crack down on companies' marketing and flavors, such as "gummy bear" and bubble gum. - See more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-01-14/health-issues/report-e-cig-poisoning-calls-double/a43991-1#sthash.lmjLNm1K.dpuf
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.