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Tobacco Free Partnership of Clay County Reflects
on its Recent Successes

June 18 , 2014

As yet another fiscal year for the Tobacco Free Partnership of Clay County wraps up, it’s always good to look back on the successes the Partnership had during the year as we prepare for the future! 

The Partnership started out the year eager and strong in September, with an Advisory Council being composed of a wide range of agencies as well as youth representation. 

Overall the year was filled with many successes. In both the Town of Orange Park and the City of Green Cove Springs progress was made as ordinances were passed in both communities that prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to youth as well limiting e-cig use in public spaces and restricting them from being self service; both of these successes were championed by members of the Tobacco Free Partnership.

Our Students Working Against Tobacco clubs continued to have an active presence in their respective communities, even receiving a proclamation recognizing “Kick Butts Day” in Orange Park as well participating in various community events and cigarette butt clean ups!

In the Spring months the Partnership participated in 4 different large community events by having a presence at the Clay County Agricultural Fair, the Orange Park Relay for Life, the Ridgeview High School Student Health Expo and Orange Park’s “Kid Fest”. These events were beneficial by providing the Partnership the opportunity to educate thousands of community members on Big Tobacco.

Ridgeview High School

Overall the 2013-2014 fiscal year was a great one for the Tobacco Free Partnership of Clay County and if it’s indicator of what is to come the 2014-2015 fiscal year is going to be even better! 

For more information on the work of the Tobacco Free Partnership of Clay County, contact Joey O'Hern at johern@quitdoc.com.