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The 4th Annual Cross City Fly-in Continues its Tobacco-Free Policy
April 24, 2018

On April 24, 2018 the Dixie County Tobacco Free Partnership of Dixie County sponsored the 4th Annual Cross City Fly-in, Cruise-In & Business Expo at the Cross City Air Port as a Tobacco Free Event.  The Tobacco Free Partnership and Ruth Rains Middle School SWAT held a booth that promoted tobacco prevention and cessation. 

Even with a few incidents, this year brought about more compliance with the tobacco free policy which also lead to many of the air show goers feeling a comfort to share their quit stories.  While visiting the SWAT booth with his grandson, one man shared that he gave up smokeless tobacco after over 50 years of use, because his grandson asked him to quit.  Another man wanted to share with the SWAT youth that he quit smoking after his third heart attack.  These stories highlight the ongoing need for prevention and cessation in Dixie County.

There is still 2.5 million Floridians that still smoke.  The Tobacco Free Partnership of Dixie County volunteered to promote “Quit You Way” program through Suwannee River AHEC materials.  They were able to tell many of the adult visitors about how Tobacco Free Florida helps Floridians quit for free!  

Each year the Cross City Fly In and Business Expo grows but continues to be a free event for all visitors.  It also continues to be a great example of how an event aimed at promoting local businesses can be a successful tobacco free event.  The Tobacco Free Partnership of Dixie County would like to thank the Dixie County Chamber of Commerce for being the strongest supporters of the partnership and SWAT.