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Facts about Tobacco Use

IN THE U.S., TOBACCO KILLS MORE AMERICANS THAN AIDS, ALCOHOL, CAR ACCIDENTS, MURDERS, SUICIDES, DRUGS, AND FIRES COMBINED.
EVERY YEAR, TOBACCO-RELATED DISEASE KILLS ABOUT 202,000 WOMEN IN THE US.
CIGARETTE SMOKE CONTAINS ABOUT 7,000 CHEMICALS.
ONE TREE IS KILLED FOR JUST 15 PACKS OF CIGARETTES.
OF CURRENT SMOKERS IN THE U.S., 2,633,000 HAVE CHRONIC BRONCHITIS FROM SMOKING.
EVERY DAY, MORE THAN 3,200 YOUTH UNDER AGE 18 TRY A CIGARETTE FOR THE FIRST TIME.
EACH YEAR ONLY 6.2% OF SMOKERS SUCCEED IN QUITTING.
LONG-TERM SMOKELESS TOBACCO USERS MAY BE UP TO FIFTY TIMES MORE LIKELY TO HAVE CANCERS OF THE CHEEK AND GUM THAN NON-USERS.

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Learn the  story of Sean Marsee, a 19 year old track star from Ada, Oklahoma, who died from oral cancer related to his use of smokeless tobacco.

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The following are resources for Prevention and Education on Tobacco Use

Smoking Smokeless Vaping
TheTruth.com - Learn the Facts Smokeless Tobacco and Kids Teen Vaping - What you should know
Youth Tobacco Prevention NC Smokeless Tobacco Facts Teen Vaping Trend Info for Parents
The Truth About Smokeless Tobacco 10 Facts about E-Cigarettes
TobaccoFree.org Video Clips NoTobacco.org for Youth