Tobacco Free Partnership raises awareness about smokeless tobacco
STUART — The Tobacco Free Partnership of Martin County and Tobacco Free Florida are encouraging Floridians to learn the facts about the harmful effects of using smokeless tobacco and to make a plan to stop using these products. To help raise awareness, The Tobacco Free Partnership of Martin County is observing Through with Chew Week from Feb. 16-22.
Compared to the decrease in youth cigarette use, there has not been a significant change in the use of smokeless tobacco products among youth in the state. In 2013, 5 percent of Florida high school students reported current use of smokeless tobacco products compared to 5.1 percent a decade ago.