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Tobacco Prevention Office

Tobacco Prevention Office

  •  352-334-7914

    Mailing Address

    Tobacco Prevention Office 

    224 SE 24th Street 

    Gainesville, Fl 32641 

In 2012, the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County was awarded the Florida Community Based Tobacco Prevention Interventions Program (BTPP) grant to reduce local tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke. This grant supports the development and promotion of policies that will:
  • Prevent youth and young adults from starting to use tobacco products
  • Protect Alachua County citizens from involuntary exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Provide support for current tobacco users who want to quit
  • Eliminate tobacco related disparities among population groups

The Tobacco Prevention Office collaborates with Tobacco Free Alachua, a standalone, diverse community partnership of concerned citizens, local non-profits, businesses, and  health advocates who work to reduce the use and effects of tobacco in Alachua County, FL.

To learn more about Tobacco Free Alachua, its mission, successes, and community involvement, visit For information on 3 easy and free ways to quit tobacco use, visit