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This Independence Day, take back your freedom from nicotine addiction. Jefferson County Public Health joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in encouraging people who use tobacco to declare their independence and live fuller, healthier lives. Tobacco products and their contents are designed to be addictive with nicotine serving as the primary chemical compound that causes dependence on tobacco products. Most people initiate tobacco use before the age of 18, and studies have shown that youth become addicted to nicotine at much faster rates than adults. Youth are also more sensitive to tobacco industry marketing tactics which can include the use of colorful packaging, candy flavors, and discounted prices. It is important to not only prevent youth from accessing tobacco products but to reduce the influence of youth-appealing marketing tactics and encourage tobacco-free living by modeling healthy behaviors.Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. The CDC estimates that cigarette smoking and secondhand smoke exposure cause 443,000 deaths each year in the United States – that’s 1 in 5 Americans. Though it often takes more than one attempt to quit successfully, it is never too late to quit; and the body begins to heal as quickly as 20 minutes after your last cigarette. Don’t let tobacco control your life - take back your freedom! Consider taking advantage of some of the following resources available in Colorado to help you quit smoking or using other tobacco products:
Jefferson County Public Health continues to work toward reducing the toll of tobacco in our communities through sustainable solutions to the problem of tobacco use and exposure. To learn more about current initiatives and how to get involved, please visit www.tobaccofreejeffco.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 303-275-7555.Public health assures conditions in which people can be healthy and provides opportunities for people to make healthy choices and live healthier lives. To learn more about Jefferson County Public Health and the services we provide, please visit our websiteat jeffco.us/public-health or call 303-232-6301.
July 1, 2014
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