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Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT)

Florida Department of Health in Volusia County Tobacco Prevention

Three SWAT girls

Fact: More than 90% of smokers start before age 18.

Our children are the targets of tobacco advertising. In Volusia County, they have a platform to fight back against the tobacco industry.

Through Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT), the department works to keep Volusia's youth from becoming the next generation of smokers. SWAT youth across the county educate their peers and fight back against the industry that targets them. They attend health fairs on school campuses and in the community. They also share the dangers of tobacco on social media and work on policy change in local communities.


Middle and high school students are eligible to participate. Call us to join.

To join SWAT or bring a SWAT program to a school or youth organization near you, please contact us at 386-274-0601.

Help us protect young adults from secondhand smoke

Do you know of a place where young adults (18-26 years old) gather or work that does not have a tobacco policy in place or would like to strengthen their policy? We can help.