Breathe Free Archive

Not that long ago people smoked in airplanes, offices, cars and even hospitals! We’ve come a long way, baby – but we still have a long way to go.  Currently only 10.3% of Winter Park residents and only 7.3% of Maitland residents smoke.  Join Healthy Central Florida in reducing those numbers even further.  Pledge to speak up and encourage more restaurants and public spaces to become totally smoke free.

Breathe Free Resources

Smoking Bans Clear Air on Restaurant Patios

Now you can sip your nonfat latte grande on the patio of your local Starbucks without sniffing a bit smoke.

More Employers Taking This Step

More employers are banning their employees from smoking and making their business smoke free.

Local and National Anti-Smoking Policies Gain Traction

From major drugstore chains, to our local parks, more places are going tobacco-free.

Winter Park Housing Authority Announces First Smoke-Free Complex

With overwhelming board and resident support, smoke-free policy enacted.

Be a Healthy Employee & Stop Workplace Smoking

Is your workplace lung-friendly?

Teen Smoking Hits Landmark Low

Teens are choosing health - their national smoking rate has dropped below 16%.

Manhattan Beach Becomes Smoke Free City

This California city became entirely smoke-free by activating one of the strictest smoking bans in the state - a great model for all U.S. cities.

Breathe Free in Maitland and Winter Park!

Exciting new data and movement in the campaign to end smoking.

Breathe Free Winter Park

If you like fresh air with your mouth-watering meal, you’re going to love a new effort, “Breathe Free Winter Park” (BFWP).

Plain Packaging for Cigarettes – Good for the USA?

Plain packaging is a way to standardize what the packaging of cigarettes look like by using imagery that deters people from smoking. Is our country ready for this?