Tobacco it is the #1 cause of death in the United States. Tobacco use is harmful to the body in many ways. It can cause: Heart disease, various cancers, periodontal disease, asthma, chronic lower respiratory disease, stroke, infertility/impotence, birth defects, and premature death
Not to mention the toll it takes on a person’s physical appearance causing yellow teeth, bad breath, and premature wrinkles.
How we make a difference.
We also aim to better educate the people of Atchison County about the effect of tobacco on their lives. The more people know about the dangers of tobacco use, the more support there will be for creating smoke-free environments. Live Well Atchison County's tobacco-free living strategies include:
Use: Implementing policies to reduce tobacco use and preventing youth and adults from becoming new tobacco users.
Policy & System Changes: Promoting policies and strategies that increase access, affordability, and use of smoking cessation services and treatments.
Social & Environmental Changes: Advocating for the adoption of policies that reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, especially children’s exposure; and addressing tobacco advertising.
avoid all Types of tobacco