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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.

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Tobacco Prevention

Tobacco Prevention Program

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Tobacco is the number one cause of preventable death and disease in the world, killing an average of 88 Floridians daily. DOH-Manatee's Tobacco Prevention program works to reduce the negative impact of tobacco on our community through SWAT and the Tobacco Free Manatee Coalition.


SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco) gives middle and high school youth a way to fight Big Tobacco and educate their peers.

Tobacco Free Manatee Coalition

The Coalition unites health advocates, SWAT youth leaders, representatives from the private and public sector, and concerned residents to create a healthier Manatee County.