HHS Releases New Report on Efforts to End the Tobacco Epidemic

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HHS released a progress report on the tobacco strategic action plan that highlights the accomplishments and strategies of the Administration to help tobacco users quit and prevent children from starting to use tobacco products. Over the last three years, HHS has accelerated efforts to reduce tobacco use, taking a coordinated approach employing many tools available to help tobacco users stop and keep others from starting.

Tobacco use is the leading cause of premature and preventable death in the United States.  Every day in the U.S., more than 1,200 people die due to smoking and, for each of those deaths, at least two adolescents or young adults become regular smokers.

http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2012pres/08/20120815b.html

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