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Making a Difference through Indian River County’s Tobacco Free Partnership
By Michelle Calandro
March 11, 2024

The whole community benefits when people come together as a Partnership and share their knowledge. Over the past few months, the Tobacco Free Partnership of Indian River County has been discussing options for a new meeting space. We are excited to announce that our Partnership Chair, Derek Weintraub, was able to secure our new meeting space at United Against Poverty - 1400 27th St. Vero Beach, FL 32960. Our next meeting will be held on April 16th at 10am.

We would also like to recognize the hard work and dedication of our partnership members. They have helped to organize, set up, and man tables at the 30th annual Sheriff’s Youth Ranches BBQ and the Community Resource Fair at United Against Poverty. Due to their diligent efforts, we have added a significant number of community members to our email list.

Moving forward, we will continue to grow our Partnership and bring together individuals and organizations with diverse skills and expertise to address specific issues such as the benefits of smoke free parks and beaches and eliminating menthol from tobacco products. As a partnership, we fill the gap between education and change. Partners are involved publicly and privately in creating support for tobacco control policies and making others aware of tobacco industry efforts to target children and youth. As a Partnership, members benefit personally and professionally from shared alliances, connections, interests, cooperation, and collaboration. Together, Partnership members are making a difference in youth tobacco use.      

For more information, contact Michelle Calandro at