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The battle with tobacco and nicotine continues

E-cigarettes can turn kids into lifelong addicts quickly


February 22, 2019

We had been making steady progress on the battle with tobacco use. It has been a long fight with many victories over the years. Each victory brought our community closer to lowering the use of tobacco.

From the early days of the surgeon general issuing warnings and the elimination of much of the advertising and marketing of tobacco, to the more recent elimination of smoking in bars and restaurants, we have been moving forward to a healthier community. All of these changes have resulted in a steady decline in tobacco use. The national rate of use has fallen from 67 percent in 1965 to 14 perc...

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