Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. This podcast discusses the importance of avoiding all forms of tobacco to protect your health. Created: 12/15/2016 by MMWR.
Date Released: 12/15/2016. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Consumption of Combustible and Smokeless Tobacco—United States, 2000-2015
Recorded: December 13, 2016; posted: December 15, 2016
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. Cigarette consumption has declined steadily since the 1960s. However, the decline in cigarette use has slowed in recent years and use of other types of tobacco has increased. Combustible tobacco, like cigarettes and cigars, and smokeless tobacco, like snuff and chewing tobacco, can result in serious health problems, including heart disease and certain cancers. To protect your health, avoid all forms of tobacco. If you’re struggling to quit, talk with your health care provider, or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.
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