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Tobacco Free Workplace Summit

February 11, 2019

February 11, 2019

 

The Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade Tobacco-Free Workgroup invites you to attend the 2019 Tobacco-Free Workplace Summit

                                                  

Contact:

Communications Office

786-336-1276

 

Miami, FL – The Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade Tobacco-Free Workgroup is pleased to invite you to the 2019 Tobacco-Free Workplace Summit on Friday, February 22, 2019, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Please join us to learn more about the benefits of becoming a tobacco free worksite, how to create policy change and free quit resources and tools available to all Floridians.

It is estimated that smoking costs Florida $19.6 billion a year in workplace productivity losses, premature deaths and direct healthcare expenditures. The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County Tobacco Prevention and Control Program, in collaboration with the Tobacco-Free Workgroup is working to educate employers, businesses and professional communities about how providing comprehensive tobacco cessation treatment as a health benefit and establishing tobacco free workplace policies will not only improve the health of their employees, but also improves their bottom line.

The event will include a keynote speaker, Mike Freiberg, Senior Staff Attorney from the Tobacco Legal Consortium at the Public Health Law Center, information sessions on Tobacco Policy Change 101 and Health & Wellness: How to Incorporate a Tobacco Free Policy into a Worksite Wellness Program, and a guided panel discussion. 

Registration and networking will be from 8:30 am – 9:00 am. Help create a tobacco free Miami-Dade County!        

Event:             Tobacco-Free Workplace Summit

Location:        United Way of Miami-Dade, The Ansin Building

3250 SW 3rd Avenue, Ryder Room, Miami, FL 33129

Date:              Friday, February 22, 2019

Time:              9:00am-12:00pm 

For more information about the Tobacco Free Florida Tobacco Free Worksites initiative, visit: http://tobaccofreeflorida.com/current-issues/tobacco-free-worksites/.

The event is open to the community; however space is limited. To register, click here.

 

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