Tobacco Prevention Program
The Department of Health in Wakulla County offers smoking cessation classes.
Tobacco Facts - Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States.
Each day more than 3,450 young people between 12 and 17 years of age smoke their first cigarette and 850 become daily smokers.
Please join Wakulla Tobacco Free Partnership by calling 850-926-0400 for the next meeting date.
More information is available on the Tobacco Free Florida website.
SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco) is Florida's statewide youth organization working to mobilize, educate, and equip Florida youth to revolt against and deglamorize Big Tobacco. SWAT is a united movement of empowered youth working towards a tobacco free future.
Criteria to join:
- Be 11-17 years old or be in grades 6-12.
- Obtain parental consent to join.
- Complete registration.
- Have reliable transportation to SWAT county chapter meetings and events.
What youth gain by participating in SWAT
- Leadership skills
- Public speaking skills
- Community service hours
- Media advocacy and outreach
- Research and data collection
- Community education
- Educate decision-makers
- Knowledge of the tobacco industry's deceitful marketing tactics
and so much more!
Clubs meet once monthly during lunch at the following schools.
24.7% of youth 11-17 years of age in Wakulla currently use e-cigarettes (2022 Florida Youth Tobacco Survey). Join SWAT today and help defend a generation from addiction!
For more information about SWAT and to see what being in SWAT looks like visit www.swatflorida.com