Tobacco Prevention and Education
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Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States. Tobacco products are addictive because they contain nicotine, a highly addictive chemical present in the tobacco plant. All tobacco products contain nicotine, including cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, and e-cigarettes. Nicotine is what keeps people using tobacco products; however, it is the thousands of toxic chemicals contained in these products and tobacco smoke that make tobacco use so deadly.
Green River District Health Department is a proud member of the Tobacco Control Coalition for the Green River District.
The Tobacco Control Coalition’s goals for reducing the negative health effects of tobacco use include:
- Preventing the initiation of tobacco use among young people
- Promoting cessation among young people and adults
- Eliminating non-smokers exposure to environmental tobacco smoke and e-cigarette aerosol
- Identifying and eliminating the disparities related to tobacco and its effects on different population groups