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What is a coalition?
A coalition is a group of concerned citizens or organizations, who come together to achieve a common purpose, and, in this case--improving the overall health of our children and community.
Why have a tobacco coalition?
The use of tobacco products is the #1 most PREVENTABLE cause of death and disease in America, and in Tennessee (this includes YOUR Sevier County!)
Just Click on the "Ask Me" button to talk to an expert on quitting smoking or prevention programs and many other health topics!
Links to Other Important Sites
Action on Smoking and Health
American Cancer Society
Sevier County Health Improvement Council
Campaign for a Healthy and Responsible TN
General Tobacco Information
American Lung Association
Who is selling tobacco to minors in your area?
American Heart Association
LUNCHTIME SMOKING CESSATION CLASS
Join our brown bag lunch class to help you stop smoking!
Thursday, August 3rd, 2000
12:00 Noon at Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center
Located in the Classrooms area
Call 429-9502 for more details, or for directions call 429-6100.
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DID YOU KNOW?
Every year 9,000 Tennesseans die from diseases caused by smoking--1 every hour.
Every day, 60 young Tennesseans start smoking--1 in 3 will die from it.
Tennessee ranks 9th in youth smoking.
45% of Tennessee high school students are currently using tobacco products.
21% of Tennessee middle school students are currently using tobacco products.
Tennessee spends over $1 billion each year treating diseases caused by tobacco use. (YOUR tax dollars!)
Tobacco manufacturers spend $104 billion each year promoting tobacco use.
Every year in Tennessee, more people die from tobacco use than from alcohol, drugs, homicides, suicides, fires, AIDS, and accidents COMBINED.
RESULTS OF SIMPLE SURVEY DONE IN 1999
We asked teens from local area high schools if they smoke and/ or use smokeless tobacco. Here are the results of that survey:
|GP High School||41%||49%||.06%|
|Sevier Co. High||44%||52%||.05%|
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