Center for Reducing Health Disparities

Today is World No Tobacco Day – Learn about Tobacco’s Toll

Today is World No Tobacco Day!  Here’s some information to get you started….Did you know that: Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, imposing a huge toll on health, lives and dollars on families, businesses and government. Tobacco kills more than 400,000 people annually – more than AIDS, alcohol, car accidents, illegal drugs, murders and suicides combined. Tobacco costs the U.S. more than $96 billion in health care expenditures and $97 billion in lost productivity each year. While the United… Continue Reading