tobacco

Five things to know: Youth tobacco myths

Five things to know: Youth tobacco myths

The results of this year’s Florida Youth Tobacco Survey came with good news and bad for health advocates calling for an end to underage tobacco use. Tobacco Free Florida Bureau Chief Laura Corbin said her agency, an arm of the state’s Department of Health, was glad to see reductions in many categories of tobacco use […]

Businesses requiring tobacco buyers to be 21

Businesses requiring tobacco buyers to be 21

For years, youth smoking had been in decline. Then e-cigarette devices hit the market, resulting in a spike in youth tobacco use. According to the National Youth Tobacco Survey for 2018, 4.9 million middle and high schoolers report currently using tobacco.   Read the full article in the May 23 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

‘Vaping’ gives tobacco pushers a new way to hook teens

‘Vaping’ gives tobacco pushers a new way to hook teens

Navarre middle and high school students are lighting up addictive drugs, whether parents realize it or not, but the method has changed. Vape pens, juuls, e-cigarettes and their kin have altered the landscape of underage tobacco use from cigarette smoke to the misnamed “vapor.” Read the full article in the Feb. 21 issue of Navarre […]

Navarre High School teen helps lead the way against tobacco

Navarre High School teen helps lead the way against tobacco

Students Working Against Tobacco, the statewide youth-led movement, announced the names of its new Youth Advocacy Board members. Andreas Bergmann from Navarre High School was elected to be one of three regional representatives on the board. He has also been elected as Regional Task Manager, where he will be the liaison of the statewide YAB […]

Santa Rosa School district shifts to tobacco-free hires

Santa Rosa School district shifts to tobacco-free hires

Beginning Oct. 1, all potential new employees of the Santa Rosa County School District must sign an affidavit, stating they have not used tobacco products during the previous six months — or else they will not be hired. Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Lewis Lynn said the new hiring requirement is consistent with the district’s tobacco free campus policy. The school board approved the measure at their Sept. 23 […]