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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is ramping up efforts to stop high school students from using e-cigarettes.

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Jacksonville City Councilman John Crescimbeni wants to find out whether the state’s tobacco laws prevent the city from having a say over the sale of e-cigarettes.

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Tobacco Free Florida

The percentage of Floridians who smoke tobacco is at a record low, among both adults and teens.

But as Tobacco Free Florida celebrates its 10th anniversary, advocates are wary of kids’ picking up nicotine addictions from e-cigarettes instead.


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For people thinking of giving up smoking for New Year’s, free help is available.

Tobacco Free Jacksonville provides coaching and nicotine-replacement therapy at no cost.


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Orange Park police are in the process of visiting all the places where electronic cigarettes are sold to explain what’s in a new city ordinance regulating the vapor smokes.

Under the new law approved this week by the Orange Park City Council, stores will have to keep e-cigarettes behind the counter and they can no longer sell to anyone younger than 18

Plus, people who use e-cigs will now have to smoke outside with their tobacco-using counterparts.