The Santa Rosa County Tobacco-Free Coalition and Sub-Committees on Smoke-Free Housing and Smoke-Free Businesses will meet on Thursday, March 27, in the main conference room of the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County (DOH-Santa Rosa), 5527 Stewart Street in Milton. The Sub-Committee on Smoke-Free Housing will meet at 3 p.m., followed by the Tobacco-Free Businesses meeting at 3:30 p.m., and the Tobacco-Free Coalition at 4 p.m. The meetings will focus on by-laws and upcoming community events, including the annual Walk for Mommy & Me.
The Santa Rosa County Tobacco-Free Coalition began in September, 2008 as a partnership of community members and agencies working together with a mission to reduce the prevalence of tobacco use, and provide education on the dangers of tobacco abuse among children and adults. Members include the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County; Healthy Start of Santa Rosa County; Women, Infant and Children Program (WIC); The Center for Total Women’s Health; Community Drug and Alcohol Council; West Florida Area Health Education Center; Covenant Hospice; Safe Haven; Santa Rosa County School District; Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office; Santa Rosa County School Health Program; Santa Rosa Pediatrics; University of West Florida; Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) and AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Any interested citizens or community groups are encouraged to attend the meeting and join the coalition.
For more information, contact Vince Nguyen, tobacco prevention specialist with the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County, at 983-5200, ext. 142.