The focus of Tobacco Free Florida Week is to help protect Floridians by educating the public concerning the dangers of secondhand smoke exposure and by helping smokers quit.
In November 2006, Florida’s voters overwhelmingly approved a state constitutional amendment, Article X, Section 27, that called for establishing a comprehensive tobacco education and use prevention program using a percentage of the state’s tobacco settlement fund. As a result, Tobacco Free Florida (TFF) launched in 2007. TFF is administered through the Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida (BTFF), and funded by money derived from the state’s tobacco settlement agreement with the major tobacco companies in 1997.
In support of this endeavor, today Apalachicola Mayor Van Johnson issued a Mayoral Proclamation that proclaims May 8-14 Tobacco Free Florida Week in Apalachicola.
Click below to access or print Proclamation.