Tobacco

Increasing Smoke-Free Places & Policies

TabaccoTobacco continues to be the #1 preventable cause of death in the U.S.& cigarettes are the only legal product in the world today that – when used as intended – kills 5 million people a year world wide.

Tobacco use costs the US $160 Billion a year in health care expenditures and lost productivity; it costs Maine $1.5 Billion in health care expenditures alone.

At least 43 of the 4000+ chemicals in 2nd hand smoke are known to cause cancer.

Visit smokefreeforme.org to see how landlords and apartment owners can receive free advertising and free signage when they make smoke free housing units available. E-mail taylor@healthyoxfordhills.org to see how she can help with workplace and municipal smoke-free policies.

Visit tobaccofreekids.org for the latest research, fact sheets, and links to secondhand smoke information.

Contact taylor@healthyoxfordhills.org or 739-6222 for local supportive resources.