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2016 Media Advisory Bar 20

For Immediate Release

November 4, 2016

Media Contacts
Chief of Staff Arnie Alonso
Office: 305-883-5800

 

Francys Vallecillo
Office: 305-883-5800

The City of Hialeah and Miami-Dade County Health Department Announce the 10th Annual Tobacco Prevention Summit

What: Mayor Carlos Hernandez, the City Council and the Miami-Dade County Health Department invite our friends from the media to join us for the 10th Annual Tobacco Prevention Summit on Friday, November 4, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm at Goodlet Park.

During the summit, attendees will be able to take part in a Health Fair by the Benjamin Leon School of Nursing at Miami-Dade College. Educational talks will be given in various subjects, including smoking cessation, blood pressure, breast cancer, and obesity. Children at the event can enjoy the Kids Zone, which features a BMX dual lane, Rascal Challenge, Hamster Ball Race and a 32-foot rockwall.

This year the Tobacco Prevention Summit will focus on the emergence of electronic nicotine delivery systems (also known as e-cigarettes, vaporizers, e-hookahs, e-cigars and vaping devices) which has triggered a considerable debate regarding their safety and ability to help smokers quit. The summit will also focus on the registration for Students Working Against Tobacco.

The City of Hialeah Fire Department will be donating 200 Smoke Detectors to attendees of the event. In addition, New York Life will be providing families with a Child ID and Free Fingerprinting service for children of all ages. Parents receive a free DVD which includes their child's fingerprints, photo and all pertinent information needed if a child is lost or taken.

The 10th Annual Tobacco Prevention Summit is a free event and open to the public. The first 250 attendees receive a free voucher to eat at any of the food trucks present. For more information, please contact the Miami-Dade County Health Department, Office of Community Health & Planning at (305) 278-0442.

Partnering agencies for this event include: the Miami Marlins, Miami Heat, Coca Cola, Papa John’s Pizza, Wells Fargo, Navarro Discount Pharmacy, Robek’s Fruit Juices & Smoothies, New York Life, Students Working Against Tobacco, City of Hialeah Police Department and Police Cadets, City of Hialeah Fire Department and Explorers, and other community organizations.

Who: City of Hialeah, Miami-Dade County Health Department 

When: Friday, November 4, 2016, 5:30pm

Where: Goodlet Park, 4200 West 8th Avenue, Hialeah, FL 
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About the City of Hialeah
The City of Hialeah, incorporated in 1925, is the sixth largest municipality in Florida, serving over 233,000 residents living in approximately 20-square miles. Hialeah, located in NW Miami-Dade County, has a Hispanic population of over 94%. A working class community, Hialeah is viewed as an industrial city that continues to grow. “The City of Progress” as known to many, is home to many Cuban exiles. The City of Hialeah is a full service city offering quality and affordable services to residents of all ages and abilities. Hialeah is a vibrant, family oriented community marked by cultural heritage and traditions known for its myriad of mom and pop stores which productively compete against national retail and restaurant chains and franchises.

                                                               
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