We envision a Brevard County where all residents have a fair chance at a healthy future—free from nicotine addiction.
Our mission is to mobilize the community and advance local policies that will help end nicotine addiction, protect children from secondhand smoke, and improve public health for generations to come. Tobacco Free Brevard aims to create a nicotine, smoke, and vape free Brevard.
To apply to join the Tobacco Free Brevard Partnership, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested persons are encouraged to attend a meeting to learn more about Tobacco Free Brevard’s work.
We want YOU! Share your skills and have your voice heard.
Pictured Left: Tobacco Free Brevard Vice Chair, Ashley Hutchinson, presents on Tobacco Free Parks And Beaches at the Satellite Beach City Council meeting on November 2nd, 2022.
Get Youth Involved!
The YOUTH voice counts! Do you know of any passionate Brevard 11-18 year olds who want to:
Email email@example.com to learn how they can get involved in our community efforts.
Pictured Left: SWAT member and Melbourne High School Senior presents on Tobacco Free Parks And Beaches at the City of Cocoa Beach City Commission Meeting on December 19th, 2023.
Tobacco Free Brevard (TFB)
The Tobacco Free Brevard Partnership typically meets every two to three months. Meetings are open to the public, and guests are welcome!
TFB Partnership Meeting (In-Person)
Wednesday, November 8th, 2023
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Space Coast Health Foundation (Room A)
1100 Rockledge Blvd, Rockledge FL 32955
This meeting will be fully in person.
There will NOT be a virtual option.
Tobacco Free Brevard 2023/2024
Quarterly Meeting Dates
Aug 23rd, 2023 - 10am to 11:30am
Nov. 8th, 2023 - 10am to 11:30am
Feb. 14th 2024 - 10am to 11:30am
May 8th 2024 - 10am to 11:30 am
Past Event: 09.09.23
Tobacco Free Brevard
at Brevard Recovery Fest
Come join the celebration with FREE, family friendly fun including music, food, t-shirts, giveaways, inflatables, games, face painting, BCSO teen driving simulator with drunk goggles, magic, flight simulators, vendors loaded with resources and much more!
Wickham Park - Regional Pavillion
2500 Parkway Drive, Melbourne, FL 32935
Saturday, September 9th, 2023
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Past Event: 09.16.23
International Coastal Cleanup Day
Join Students Working Against Tobacco and Tobacco Free Brevard this season to help clean up our local beach. Small actions can make a big difference. Since its beginning, the International Coastal Cleanup has engaged more than 17 million volunteers around the world to remove more than 350 million pounds of trash from the world’s beaches and waterways.
Cigarette butts are the most littered item in the world. Ask how YOU can get involved in our Smoke-Free Parks and Beaches initiative!
Millennium Beach Park
2155 Florida A1A, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937
September 16th, 2023
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
*** If you are a student building community service hours, please make sure to bring your form to be signed.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past Event: 08.19.23
Students Working Agaianst Tobacco
at Wickham Jamboree 2023
Tobacco Free Brevard joined the Brevard SWAT Chapter at the Wickham Jamboree, an annual youth running event hosted by Set Goals Not Limits and Running Zone at Wickham Park, where Brevard SWAT Chapter youth raised awareness, recruited new members, and connected with the community about creating a smoke and vape free future in Brevard County.
Wickham Park - Regional Pavillion
Saturday, August 19th, 2023
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SWAT: Students Working Against Tobacco
Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) is Florida's statewide youth organization working to mobilize, educate and equip Florida youth working towards a tobacco and vape free future. Brevard County SWAT members build leadership skills and plan activities to help raise awareness and support for policies that benefit the community.
Space Coast Grom Fest
On December 17th, 2022, Brevard SWAT took part in the 2nd Annual Space Coast Grom Fest, hosted by Space Coast BoardRiders Club. SWAT members raised the profile of Brevard SWAT by hosting a beach cleanup during the event, making it extra fun for youth by having beach cleanup bingo cards and small prizes, and beach games at the SWAT tent. SWAT members educated the public about Tobacco Free Brevard's Smoke-Free Public Parks and Beaches initiative, why such policies are important, the environmental impact nicotine products have on the environment, and provided information about free quit resources.
Paradise Beach Cleanup
On November 19th, 2022, 15 SWAT youth came out to Paradise Beach at Howard E. Futch Memorial Park in Melbourne Beach to help us advocate for Tobacco Free Public Parks and Beaches, and to help protect the environment by cleaning up our local beaches. We had beach games for some good ol’ classic fun for all!
Check the Meetings & Events section for information about future beach cleanups.
For more information or to get involved,
please contact email@example.com.
Not A Lab Rat (NALR)
Not A Lab Rat Day is observed annually on the third Wednesday of October to bring awareness to youth e-cigarette use, encourage youth to stand up against Big Tobacco and the e-cigarette industry, and to push for change. SWAT youth throughout Florida observe NALR throughout October. Let's make everyday NALR Day!
Keep scrolling to see how Brevard SWAT spread #NotALabRat in our community this year!
Manatee Elementary: Fall Festival NALR 2022
On October 14th, 2022, Students Working Against Tobacco and Tobacco Free Brevard shared our Mad Scientist themed station with Viera Community members for an interactive lesson about the dangers of vaping and a photo op with our experiment lab!
Eau Gallie High School NALR 2022
On October 19th, 2022, SWAT students at Eau Gallie High School engaged their peers about the mental health impacts of vaping and nicotine, and shared information about Tobacco Free Florida's Live Vape Free text-to-quit program. They recruited 50 students to sign their names on pledge cards posted on the courtyard bulletin, declaring they will be experiment on with e-cigarettes and over 100 students signed their Not A Lab Rat banner.
International Coastal Cleanup Day September 2022
On September 17th, 2022, Brevard SWAT hosted a beach cleanup at Millennium Beach Park in Indian Harbour Beach as part of the International Coastal Cleanup Day to celebrate Indian Harbour Beach as one of the first cities in Florida to pass a smoke-free ordinance restricting cigarette smoking in public parks and beaches.
SWAT members educated the public about Tobacco Free Brevard's Smoke-Free Parks and Beaches initiative and why such policies are important, as well as provide information about the free quit resources.
A total of 87 pounds of trash, and a whopping 744 cigarette butts were removed from the beach!!!
Are you or someone you care about ready to quit? Support is available!
Talk to a quit coach, find a quit group, or get free nicotine replacement patches or gum. Learn more about these and other FREE resources at Tobacco Free Florida.
Live Vape Free provides teens (ages 13-17) with text support, interactive content and one-on-one coach support to help them quit e-cigarettes. This program is a fun learning experience that’s easy-to-navigate and teaches teens the skills needed to quit. Upon enrollment, the text program conducts an assessment and makes teens set a quit date. Once a quit date is set, teens will continuously receive texts containing relevant content to help them on their quit journey.
To sign up, teens can text VAPEFREE to 873373.
For more information visit TobaccoFreeFlorida.com/LiveVapeFree.