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Reducing tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke where community members live, work and play.
The leading cause of premature and preventable death in the United States is smoking and tobacco use. In 2020, 12.5% of U.S. adults (an estimated 30.8 million people) currently smoked cigarettes. In 2021, about 1 of every 9 high school students (11.3%) reported that they had used electronic cigarettes in the past 30 days. Tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke harms almost every organ in the body and can lead to several health risks including lung and other cancers, heart disease, strokes and more. Exposure to these toxins places children at the higher risk for developing ear infections, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia and allergies. Find out more about the health effects of smoking.