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TOUCH Broward - Partnerships Transforming Our Community's Health

Quit Smoking, Gain Benefits

If you couldn’t conjure up any logical excuse to quit smoking (except for, you know, your own well-being), consider your wallet to thank you later. With the overall notion you would save money from not buying cigarettes, 20 percent of employers are offering discounts on health insurance premiums for employees who are tobacco-free, an increase […]

TOUCH Broward - Partnerships Transforming Our Community's Health

FAU Students Pick up 10,000 Cigarette Butts, Want Smoke-Free Campus

When 28-year-old Brittany Kimmons started her internship at the American Lung Association of Florida (ALAF) in May, she learned about Transforming Our Community’s Health (TOUCH)’s efforts for smoke-free campuses in Broward County. What she couldn’t understand, however, was how her school, Florida Atlantic University (FAU), wasn’t among the universities on the list of colleges that […]

TOUCH Broward - Partnerships Transforming Our Community's Health

World No Tobacco Day 2012

Now in its 25th year, “World No Tobacco Day” is observed internationally on May 31st. For the purpose of encouraging abstinence from all forms of tobacco, WNTD is also intended to draw global attention to the damaging health effects from its use. Currently, 5.4 million deaths annually are a result of tobacco use. While May […]