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Tobacco

Tobacco use is responsible for more than 430,000 deaths each year and is the largest cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in the United States (CDC) External Web Site Icon.

In Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs External Web Site Icon, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends statewide programs that combine and coordinate community-based interventions that focus on the following areas.

  1. Preventing initiation of tobacco use among youth and young adults
  2. Promoting quitting among adults and youth
  3. Eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke, and
  4. Identifying and eliminating tobacco-related disparities among population groups
Task Force Findings
Recommended Completed August 2012
Summary Table

This summary of CPSTF findings to reduce tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure can be used as a reference, included in presentations, or shared with colleagues.

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