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Tobacco Use Control and Prevention Program Overview

Health & Human Services - 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207
Phone:  (214) 819-5115
E-mail:  chronic.disease@dallascounty.org

Tobacco Use

Tobacco dependence is a chronic, relapsing disorder that, like other chronic diseases, often requires repeated intervention and long-term support. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States. Every day in the United States, about 1,600 young people under age 18 try their first cigarette, and nearly 200 end up smoking cigarettes daily.

Read More:  Tobacco Use

It's Never Too Late to Quit Smoking

No matter how long you have smoked, quitting now will help you live a longer and healthier life. Here are some benefits to quitting smoking:

  • Improves health status and enhances quality of life
  • Reduces the risk of premature death
  • Reduces risk of cancer
  • Benefits the health of pregnant women and their fetuses and babies.

Read More:  Benefits of Quitting

The DCHHS CDCD is also promoting Tobacco Free Campus Policy and seeking partners to promote implementation of this policy.

Other Resources

CDC Tobacco Use
NIH Smoking and Your Heart
NIH Benefits of Quitting Smoking