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Tobacco Prevention

Florida Department of Health in Volusia County Tobacco Prevention

The deaths of tobacco users in Volusia county Where caused by tobacco in 2016

For every person who dies because of smoking, at least 30 people live with a serious smoking-related illness according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tobacco use is associated with heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Tobacco use is also associated with many types of cancer including but not limited to lip, oral, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, pancreases, bladder, and the most lethal cancer in the United States - lung cancer.

In 2012, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) in Volusia County was awarded the Florida Community Based Tobacco Prevention Interventions Program (BTPP) grant to reduce local tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke. This grant supports the Tobacco Free Florida Volusia County Partnership, a stand-alone community partnership that promotes policies that will:

  • Prevent youth and young adults from starting to use tobacco products

  • Protect Volusia County citizens from involuntary exposure to secondhand smoke

  • Provide support for current tobacco users who want to quit

The department offers: We conduct group presentations on various tobacco-issue topics. If you would like to know more about any of these programs or would like to request a presentation, please contact us.