Tobacco Free Gaston
Thanks to those who joined us for our webinar: Gaston County Tobacco Rule: What Local Leaders Need to Know and Do. You can view the recording online or view the slide deck here.
Gaston County's Tobacco Rule passed unanimously on May 28, 2019! See the press release here.
Looking for more information about the new Tobacco Rule? Click here!
Tobacco use has been one of the leading causes of PREVENTABLE death and chronic disease in our country for decades. If we could eliminate the use of tobacco, the results would be staggering:
- Nearly half a million premature deaths each year would be prevented.
- Did you know 90 % of lifetime tobacco users start before the age of 18? We would save 5.6 million children’s lives who would die prematurely due to tobacco use.
- Breathe clean air! 58 million Americans are still exposed to secondhand smoke / aerosol.
- One in three cancer deaths would be prevented.