Access all the tools you need to implement a tobacco-free policy.
WHY USE THESE TOOLS
These tools and activities for coalitions have been developed by the South Dakota Tobacco Control Program (TCP) and include proven strategies for tobacco prevention. You’ll find evidence-based information and resources designed to inspire, educate and help you spread the truth about the negative effects of commercial tobacco use.
Despite significant progress in reducing tobacco use over the past thirty years, cigarette smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States.
The devastating health consequences and enormous economic burden affects families and businesses and costs taxpayers billions in healthcare and lost productivity every year.
The best way to avoid these risks is to prevent tobacco use and help those who want to quit kick the habit for good find cessation services and support.
Thousands of South Dakota adults die every year from smoking, and tens of thousands of South Dakota kids younger than 18 will die prematurely from smoking.
Adding to the problem, the Surgeon General has declared a vape epidemic. E-cigarette use among teens is skyrocketing. Teens who vape risk irreversible damage to their developing brains and are at serious risk for a lifetime of nicotine addiction.
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Information about why smoke-free multi-unit housing policies are important to improving community health, while also benefiting landlords and property owners.