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Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County and City of Hialeah Host the Eleventh Annual Tobacco Prevention Summit

October 31, 2017

Miami-Dade County — The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County along with the Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade Tobacco-Free Workgroup and the Students Working Against Tobacco in collaboration with the City of Hialeah Department of Parks and Recreation, and the City of Hialeah’s Mayor Carlos Hernandez invite the community to attend the Eleventh Annual Tobacco Prevention Summit on Friday, November 3, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Goodlet Park, located at 4200 West 8th Avenue, Hialeah, FL 33013.

This year’s Tobacco Prevention Summit will focus on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) devices and the effects they have on youth. While traditional cigarette use among youth has steadily decreased, e-cigarette use among Florida youth has increased, especially in Miami-Dade County. In 2016, 24.9% of Miami-Dade youth reported ever trying electronic cigarettes, compared to 24.5% of Florida youth. In addition, the event will provide the opportunity for youth to learn about Students Working Against Tobacco and how they can become members.

Tobacco use continues to be the single most preventable cause of death and disease in the United States. Show your support for creating a tobacco free Miami-Dade and protecting the health and future of our residents.

We encourage all to attend and spread the word about this community event. Kids can enjoy the Kids Zone that has numerous activities such as a rock wall, team challenges, and a mobile arcade. Attendees can also receive free health screenings and education from the Benjamin Leon School of Nursing at Miami-Dade College. The Eleventh Annual Tobacco Prevention Summit is a free event and is open to the public. For more information, please contact the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County, Office of Community Health & Planning at (305) 278-0442.

Partnering agencies for this event include: Miami Marlins, Miami Heat, Florida Panthers, Wells Fargo, United Healthcare, City of Hialeah Police Department, City of Hialeah Fire Department, and other community organizations.   

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