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The Tobacco Free Partnership of Dixie County is Teaming Up with Counter Tools to Evaluate Local Tobacco Advertising
December 15, 2020

The Tobacco Free Partnership of Dixie County in accordance with the Dixie County Tobacco Prevention Specialist will be conducting a comprehensive retailor assessment to gather information about the tobacco retail environment in Dixie County.  The Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida and Counter Tools has provided the audit form to conduct these assessments. 

The Tobacco Free Partnership has created teams of members to visit the assigned retailers to collect the tobacco and Vape observations of product placement, advertisements locations and much more.

The information gathered by these assessments will allow the community to find out more about the kinds of products that are sold in our stores. They will report the lowest advertised prices for tobacco products and any nicotine delivery devices including vaping devices and e-liquids.  These assessments will also be reporting all purchase of tobacco age limit signage. 

All the information collected in this assessment will be combined with the data in all Florida Counties.  This information could be used to supplement current policy change efforts and identify existing gaps with County Tobacco Policies.


The overall outcome with be to protect our youth from the tobacco industry marketing, and to prevent the tobacco retailers from hindering tobacco users cessation attempts.  The Tobacco Free Partnership of Dixie County would like to thank the local retailers and business owners for allowing them to collect this data to help promote a healthier community.

For more information on working with the Partnership to reduce youth access and exposure to all tobacco products in Dixie County, contact Melanie Anderson at