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DOH-Volusia - Tobacco Free Volusia County Partnership to Meet August 28th

August 21, 2017

Daytona Beach, Fla. - The Tobacco Free Volusia County Partnership will meet at 4 p.m., Monday, August 28, at the Department of Health in Volusia County, 1845 Holsonback Drive room 516C, Daytona Beach.

The meeting agenda includes discussion of employer tobacco policies and the Tobacco 21 Initiative, a nationwide effort to raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products, also will be discussed.

Each year employers lose thousands of dollars due to employee tobacco use. The Partnership has been working to help employers transition toward tobacco-free worksites and workforces. The no-cost assistance includes setting a timeline and hosting free smoking cessation classes on-site.

The Partnership is a county-wide, locally organized group committed to saving lives and improving the overall health and wellbeing of residents and visitors by reducing and/or eliminating the use of tobacco products. The Partnership is organized to advocate on the local, state and national level for prevention of the initiation of tobacco use among youth, protection from secondhand smoke, and promotion of tobacco cessation.

To access the meeting via conference call (audio only), dial 1-888-670-3525, passcode 917 914 7160.

For more information, please contact Kristen Mialki at 386-274-0601 or .

For free help to quit smoking, call 1-877-U-CAN-NOW or visit TobaccoFreeFlorida.com.

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*Editor's note: Tobacco Free Florida's and DOH-Volusia's assistance with local tobacco free policy efforts are not lobbying but are services to build awareness and support of jurisdictional voluntary initiatives to improve the health of Floridians.

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