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ESCAMBIA COUNTY YOUTH PARTICIPATE IN STATEWIDE OBSERVANCE TO COMBAT YOUTH E-CIGARETTE USE

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Pensacola, Fla. – Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT), Florida’s statewide youth-led movement to combat the tobacco industry, announced the first-ever statewide observance to tackle youth electronic cigarette use. This year on Oct. 17, Not A Lab Rat Day will empower youth to stand up to the e-cigarette industry and declare that they are not “Lab Rats” for use in discovering the harms and addictiveness of these products.  

To better understand the problems facing our community, a health assessment is completed every three years. Led by the Live Well Partnership for a Healthy Community with support from the Florida Department of Health in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties, the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) includes input from residents, an analysis of data on chronic disease and the leading causes of death in our community, and discussions with community leaders to identify the most pressing health issues. More information about our current CHNA, and where we are in the assessment process, can be found on the LiveWellNWFL.org website.

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