Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Marathon high school youth, Rachel Philcox (left) and Alyssa Turner volunteer at the Marathon Family Fun Fest. 

Textimonials feature quit tobacco stories and offer resources to quit at no cost

The Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida youth prevention program, launched “The Facts Now” in a new statewide youth electronic cigarette prevention campaign called Textimonials. The campaign, which can be found at, features real testimonials from young e-cigarette users told in the language they speak – texting. The ads demonstrate how e-cigarette use can have serious effects on people’s lives, even as a young adult.  Anyone interested in quitting tobacco now during these challenging times can do so at Florida Keys AHEC.  Virtual support classes as well as counseling and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (Patches/Gum/Lozenges) are now available at no cost.  Visit or call 305-743-7111 Extension 205.