Tag Archives: smoking

The Great American Smokeout Urges End Of Tobacco Use

By on November 21st, 2014 | Last updated: November 21, 2014 at 12:54 pm

“We’re encouraging people to make a quit attempt, and we’re going to be able to provide to them any of the services that they need to help them,” Nichols said.

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Cigarette Receptacles Making Impact Downtown

By on November 13th, 2014 | Last updated: November 13, 2014 at 5:26 pm

The local Cigarette Litter Prevention Program is seeing success after the installation of more than two dozen cigarette receptacles in the downtown area. The program hopes to expand into midtown, despite vandalization by the homeless.

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North Central Florida Counties Rank Low On Health

By on March 27th, 2014 | Last updated: April 1, 2014 at 11:58 am

A report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin shows how local counties rank in resident health.

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In Select North Florida Counties, ‘We Don’t Hire People Who Smoke’

By on September 4th, 2013 | Last updated: September 4, 2013 at 7:53 am

Flagler County recently passed a new smoke-free hiring policy that not everyone agrees with.

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April 11, 2013: Morning News in 90

By on April 11th, 2013 | Last updated: April 11, 2013 at 2:35 pm

A video round-up of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida: car-train accident, Levy County man arrested, smoke-free UF, Internet cafe bill, Home Depot shopper.

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Proposed bill aims to ban smoking in public parks

By on January 30th, 2013 | Last updated: January 31, 2013 at 2:33 pm

A proposed bill aims to give local governments the power to create anti-smoking ordinances in public parks and playgrounds.

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UF researchers explore cigarettes and “good” cholesterol

By on September 5th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:45 pm

University of Florida researchers find links between poor cholesterol levels and a chemical in smoke.

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Summer can be bad time for teens

By on July 3rd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:47 pm

More teenagers start drinking and smoking cigarettes and marijuana in June and July than in any other months, U.S. health officials say. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Denardo reports on what factors lead to alcohol and drug use in teens over [...]

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