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The Tobacco Free Partnership is Working on Several Tobacco Prevention Initiatives
March 6, 2024

Sebring, FL— The Tobacco Free Partnership of Highlands County had a productive Quarter 3 meeting held at the County Engineering Conference Room. This gathering served as a testament to the dedication of our valuable members who play a pivotal role in advancing the mission of the Partnership within Highlands County.

In attendance were representatives from various organizations, each bringing unique perspectives and expertise to the table. Among the organizations represented in-person and virtually were:

During the meeting, various topics were discussed, highlighting the proactive approach of the Partnership towards tobacco prevention and cessation:

The Community Needs Assessment hosted by AdventHealth Sebring, potential workforce housing developments, and the upcoming HGTV Hometown Takeover were among other topics discussed, highlighting the partnership's broader impact on community health and well-being.

As the meeting concluded, the Partnership reaffirmed its commitment to collaborative efforts aimed at expanding prevention initiatives across Highlands County. From combating the vape epidemic in schools to advocating for tobacco-free policies in public spaces, the HCTFP continues to work tirelessly towards creating a healthier environment for all residents.

We invite anyone interested in joining our cause to reach out to Jessica Carlson at Our next meeting is scheduled for June 5, 2024, at the County Engineering Conference Room. Together, we can make a difference in promoting tobacco-free living in Highlands County.

For more information on the Highlands County Tobacco Free Partnership, visit

Let's continue to collaborate and create a healthier future for our community!