Quit Doc Research and Education Foundation

Welcome to the web site of the Tobacco Free Partnership of Clay County, Florida!

The Partnership was created in 2008 to coordinate tobacco prevention and control efforts by residents and community groups in Clay County.

The QuitDoc Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Coral Springs, Florida, is the fiscal agent for the organization at this time.

Tobacco takes a huge toll on all our communities, and we need your support to make a difference. We are working with community organizations and leaders committed to educating others about tobacco use, helping protect kids from tobacco, and strengthening local policies, especially those that protect the public from secondhand smoke. You can learn more on this page about what we are doing locally. Together, we can help create a healthier community. We hope you will be inspired to act.

Contact Us

PO Box 403
Orange Park, FL 32067

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Phone: 904-237-4691

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Mission

The mission of the Tobacco Free Partnership of Clay County is to mobilize community partners to establish long-lasting system and policy changes that promote tobacco-free social norms in order to prevent usage of tobacco products by youth/young adults, encourage and support tobacco cessation, eliminate the hazards of secondhand smoke, and decrease the number of deaths due to tobacco products.

Youth & Tobacco Issues

Despite a decrease in the number of smokers in recent years, more than 18,900 kids (under age 18) in Florida become new cigarette smokers each year. Considering nine out of 10 smokers start by age 18, it’s crucial to prevent kids from using tobacco during these pivotal years. Many youth have the attitude that they can “stop smoking at any time.” Unfortunately, the reality is quite different.

Tobacco Free Florida along with Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) and local partnerships, are committed to reduce youth smoking and tobacco use rates. We are educating youth and adults about how the tobacco industry targets youth, protecting young people from “starter” products like candy flavored tobacco and little cigars, and working with the community to limit our childrens’ access and exposure to tobacco. Because almost all smokers begin when they are kids, if we are able to eliminate youth smoking, we can end the tobacco epidemic.