PROTECT PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY YOUTH, FROM ADDICTION, DISEASE, AND OTHER HEALTH HAZARDS OF USING TOBACCO
05-19

Reference:
Article X, Section 27

Summary:
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To protect people, especially youth, from addiction, disease, and other health hazards of using tobacco, the Legislature shall use some Tobacco Settlement money annually for a comprehensive statewide tobacco education and prevention program using Centers for Disease Control best practices. Specifies some program components, emphasizing youth, requiring one-third of total annual funding for advertising. Annual funding is 15% of 2005 Tobacco Settlement payments to Florida, adjusted annually for inflation. Provides definitions. Effective immediately.

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Sponsor:
Floridians For Youth Tobacco Education, Inc.
Post Office 18286
Tampa, FL 33679-0000
(813) 875-8615
  Contact: John Chaperon, Chairperson
2525 N.E. 35th Court
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308-0000

Signatures: **Verified Totals are UNOFFICIAL until the Initiative receives certification and a ballot number.
 Required for review by Attorney General: 61,113 
 Required to have initiative on the ballot: 611,009 
 ** Number currently valid: 720,218 
(View By District by County)

Status: Passed
Approval Date: 07/20/2005 
Undue Burden:  
Made Review: 10/04/2005 
Attorney General: 10/11/2005 
Sent to Supreme Court: 10/20/2005 
Supreme Court Ruling: Constitutional :  Initiative petition and proposed title and summary meet the legal requirements of article XI, section 3 of the Florida Constitution, and section 101.161(1), F.S. (2005), and that the financial impact statement is in accordance with section 101.371(6), F.S. (2005).  
SC Ruling Date: 03/16/2006 
Made Ballot: 01/24/2006 
Ballot Number: 4  
Election Date: 11/07/2006 
 Votes For: 2,786,935   
 Votes Against: 178,723   




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