Saturday’s letters: Florida’s efforts to cut smoking show results

Saturday’s letters: Florida’s efforts to cut smoking show results

Florida has witnessed great success in helping people stop smoking, and the next great wave of tobacco cessation will come through renewed engagement by health care professionals.

Thanks to collaborative efforts by Tobacco Free Florida, the smoking rate of Florida adults is 17.7 percent, well below the national average of 19.6 percent. Further, the smoking rate for high school students in Florida dropped to 8.6 percent, below the national average of 23.3 percent.

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