For more information on the Jefferson County Health Department's Tobacco Control Program Offerings, please see the Health Education Offerings.
The Burden of Tobacco Use
Smoking kills more people than alcohol, AIDS, car crashes, illegal drugs, murders, and suicides combined -- and thousands more die from other tobacco-related causes -- such as fires caused by smoking (more than 1,000 deaths/year nationwide) and smokeless tobacco use.
|Tobacco's Toll in Jefferson County|
|Current Cigarette Smokers (2007)||24%|
|Current Smokeless Tobacco Use (2007)||4%|
|Former cigarette smoking (2007)||28%|
|Think smoking should not be allowed in restaurants (2007)||51%|
|Think breathing other people's cigarette smoke is very or somewhat harmful to one's health (2007)||88%|
|Number of smoking related deaths in Jefferson County (1999-2007)||3,440|
Data provided by the Missouri Department of Health, Community Data Profiles.