Student Health Services, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health, will be hosting an educational workshop about “Point of Sale” marketing in the tobacco industry. With this workshop, our hope is to prevent the initiation of tobacco use among Florida’s youth and young adults by reducing the influence the tobacco industry has on this demographic. At this workshop, students will learn exactly what is “Tobacco Point of Sale” (POS), why it matters, what is happening with POS at the local level (specifically Orange County), and what UCF students can do to make a direct difference in our community.
After the workshop there will be a call for students to join the First Orange County Point of Sale Task Force, which will be called upon to interview stakeholders; assist with policy implementation; presenting at community organizations; provide education to tobacco retailers about POS and the “Assurance of Voluntary Agreement” and compliance; and participate in Tobacco Control Observances or community based, organizational activities.
Location:Health Center: Conference Room B (313)