Smoking is the #1 cause of preventable deaths in the United States. Over 480,000 people in the United States die each year from tobacco-related illnesses – that is more deaths than AIDS, alcohol, car accidents, illegal drugs, murders and suicides COMBINED! Source: tobaccofreekids.org
Under the Sacramento County Health Education Unit, the Tobacco Education Program works to:
Current projects that protect our community from the dangers of tobacco use:
There have been many recent changes to both state and federal laws affecting tobacco products. Find out more about those changes in the Resources section below.
The Tobacco Education Program serves all individuals and communities in Sacramento County.
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