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Tobacco Free Partnership of Indian River County
Sets Goals for 2013-2014
August 7, 2013

The Tobacco Free Partnership held its first meeting of the new fiscal year on August 7, 2013.  The Partnership reviewed and adopted new bylaws and defined its goals for the 2012-2013 school year. 

The Partnership's focus this year is increasing the number of kids who do not use tobacco. Strategies include providing student produced and Tobacco Free Florida PSAs for middle and high school Principals to play during morning announcements. 

The highlight of the meeting was a celebration for Partnership Member Doris Butler.  August 7 also happened to be Doris’ second anniversary of being tobacco-free!  Doris is an employee of The United Way of Indian River County, and has become their representative on the Tobacco Free Partnership.  She assists the Tobacco Free Partnership with planning, projects and meetings. She has become a passionate advocate of tobacco cessation and is interested in starting a Quitters Support Group.

TFP Celebrates Doris Butler
Pictured from L to Right: Mary Burkins, Doris Butler, Tina Zayas, Gia Prion, Collette Heid, and Marc Camelleri.

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