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Promoting Healthy lifestyles in Clay County!
November 19, 2020

The tobacco free partnership of Clay County focused this quarter on The Great American Smoke Out and accessing current tobacco policies with the Clay County School Board.

The Great American Smoke Out is an annual event sponsored by the American Cancer Society. It was held on November 19th, 2020. This event focuses on encourages Americans to quit tobacco and vape products. People are challenged to stop smoking for at least 24 hours assuming that their decision not to smoke will last longer, hopefully forever. This year the tobacco free partnership of Clay County teamed up with the Clay County Health department to engage employees to consider a quit attempt and promote available tobacco cessation treatments and services.

The Tobacco Free Partnership of Clay County met with the Clay County School Board to assess current tobacco/vape policies for the Clay County School District. The meeting went well, and the partnership would like to recognize them for their hard work and dedication that they put into place when it comes to protecting the health of our students and staff. The Clay County School board has made many changes in the past few years which include policy updates, policy implementations, tobacco/vape cessation resources provided for students and staff, and a program called Catch my Breathe Anti Vaping program for students in grades 5-12th. The tobacco free partnership of Clay County and the Clay County school board will be working on signage to remind students, staff, and visitors that Clay County schools are tobacco/vape free grounds. Keep up the great work and we look forward to working closely with the Clay County School District to create a healthy atmosphere for our students.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Tobacco Free Partnership, please contact Joy Moritz at