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Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States. Nearly 40 million US adults still smoke cigarettes, and about 4.7 million middle and high school students use at least one tobacco product, including e-cigarettes. Every day, more than 3,800 youth younger than 18 years smoke their first cigarette. Each year, nearly half a million Americans die prematurely of smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke. Another 16 million live with a serious illness caused by smoking. Each year, the United States spends nearly $170 billion on medical care to treat smoking-related disease in adults. Cigarette smoking remains high among certain populations:

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Starting November 26, 2017, tobacco companies must run court-ordered TV and newspaper ads that tell the truth about smoking and secondhand smoke. Learn more by visiting the following website:

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CDC: Tobacco Information

American Lung Association

Tobacco Free Life

Kentucky Tobacco Control Program Fact Sheets

Tobacco Newsroom: Your one-stop shop for the latest tobacco-related news

Tobacco Data and Statistics

Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Resources

Tobacco Cessation Services – Quit Now Kentucky