TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Governor Charlie Crist has proclaimed February 27 through March 7 as Tobacco Free Florida Week to promote smoke-free living while reminding tobacco users of programs and support that are available to help them quit. During Tobacco Free Florida Week, Floridians are encouraged to take the pledge to be tobacco free on www.tobaccofreefloridaweek.com.
In partnership with FOX Sports Florida and Sun Sports, pro and college
teams around the state are rallying behind the campaign. Throughout the week,
Tobacco Free Florida will be the focal point of eight sporting events for the
following teams: Orlando Magic,
"Tobacco Free Florida Week presents a tremendous platform for us to utilize our unique media assets, along with those of our sports team partners across the state, in a concentrated, highly-visible way and encourage Floridians to pledge to be tobacco free," said Steve Liverani, Sr. VP/GM of FOX Sports Florida & Sun Sports. "The consequences of tobacco use are well- documented and we are proud to be part of this call to action pledge campaign."
During the week, the Tobacco Free Florida Street Team and Smokifier vans
will travel around the state to spread the message and host school rallies
featuring athletes from
"Tobacco Free Florida Week is an opportunity to unite Floridians against
the leading cause of preventable illness, disability and premature death in
To counter the advertising efforts of tobacco companies that spend more
money on advertising in
Smoking is responsible for upwards of 29,000 deaths in
For more information about local events and to access the pledge, visit www.tobaccofreefloridaweek.com.
TOBACCO FREE FLORIDA WEEK PROFESSIONAL AND COLLEGIATE SPORTING EVENTS Orlando Magic vs. Detroit Pistons* (2.27.09) Florida State University Men's Basketball vs. Clemson (2.28.09) Florida Marlins vs. St. Louis Cardinals (3.01.09) Miami HEAT vs. Cleveland Cavaliers** (3.02.09) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Astros (3.03.09) Florida Panthers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins* (3.05.09) Tampa Bay Lightning vs. St. Louis Blues** (3.06.09)
University of Florida Men's Basketball vs. University of Kentucky (3.07.09)
* Televised on FOX Sports Florida ** Televised on Sun Sports
ABOUT TOBACCO FREE FLORIDA
Tobacco Free Florida, the statewide youth prevention and adult cessation
campaign, launched in February 2008. The Campaign has reached millions of
Floridians through its advertising, online social media, grassroots
initiatives, educational outreach and public relations efforts. Funded by
For more information on Tobacco Free Florida, visit www.tobaccofreeflorida.com.
|SOURCE Tobacco Free Florida|
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