Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death, disease and disability in the United States. More than 400,000 people die every year from tobacco use and it is responsible for more than 5 million years of potential life lost. According to data from the most recent community health improvement plan, an estimated 17% of Warren County residents over the age of 18 use tobacco products, which is higher than the national average of 13%. By investing in tobacco prevention, the health of our community will benefit greatly.
Current initiatives supported by the Warren County Health District include providing evidence-based education and tobacco prevention resources, participating in community-based processes through local coalitions and work groups focused on reducing and preventing tobacco use, and supporting policies that prevent youth access to tobacco products and assisting in the enforcement of federal, state and local tobacco 21 laws.
For more information about the Warren County Health District’s tobacco prevention program, please contact Amy Ciarlo, Tobacco Prevention Health Educator – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tobacco Use and Prevention in Warren County – 2021 Report
Please review the Tobacco Use and Prevention report to learn more about how tobacco use is impacting Warren County and how implementing policies, such as tobacco retail licensing, can help reduce the impact tobacco products have on our community.