Tobacco Free Florida

Starting Tuesday, Leon residents interested in purchasing a birth or death certificate will now have to go to a new location.  The health department’s Vital Statistics Office is now at a local clinic.

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Tobacco Free Florida is partnering with a state workforce board to help unemployed Floridians who smoke have a better chance at employment.

Students and local officials are continuing on with their campaign to for healthier living. That includes getting students to cut back on sugary drinks and not smoke. The group took its message to Leon County High School Monday.

Raekwan Williams is a Leon County High School student, and member of SWAT—Students Working Against Tobacco. It’s a statewide organization aimed at getting students to stop smoking or never start. And he says he’s pleased with a resolution by the Leon County Commission that banned candy-flavored cigarettes. But he says the county needs to go further:

Teen Smoking In Florida Hits Record Low

Sep 11, 2012
The Daily Contributor /

The number of Florida high school students smoking cigarettes is dropping. A recent study by the Florida Department of Health shows a 23 percent decrease in high school smoking.