December 16, 2010

Effects of secondhand smoke immediate and serious

Effects of secondhand smoke immediate and serious

NDTPC press release
North Dakota Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy Executive Director Jeanne Prom said a new U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on the immediate harm caused by smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke shows why North Dakota communities and policymakers should support comprehensive smoke-free laws in local communities and show support for continuous funding of tobacco prevention programs in North Dakota.
“The Surgeon General’s report is the most highly respected scientific authority on smoking and health, and this report’s conclusion is crystal clear: for youth and for smokers: If you do not smoke, don’t start.  If you do smoke, try to quit immediately and get the help you need to succeed,” said Executive Director Jeanne Prom.
Prom also stated that the report eliminates any excuse for failing to fund a strong tobacco prevention and cessation program in North Dakota. Reducing tobacco use is one of the most effective ways to protect our state’s health and prevent deadly and costly diseases such as cancer and heart attacks by preventing kids from starting and helping adults quit.
 


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