Smoking cigarettes is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, accounting for one-in-five fatalities.
In the rapidly evolving tobacco market, e-cigarettes and newer vaping products are being marketed to appeal to new customers, targeting youth in particular. Local health departments are taking innovative approaches to fighting tobacco use every day, saving countless lives.
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Innovative Policies to Reduce Tobacco Use in Big Cities: Boston
Tobacco use is a major contributor to the three leading causes of death among African Americans – heart disease, cancer and stroke.