Category Archives: Tobacco-Free Kids


TAD Targets Tobacco


CROSSVILLE — Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, joined other state and county officials on last Thursday at the Cumberland County Health Department in Crossville to present a celebratory check for $52,748 in funding as part of the Tennessee Tobacco Settlement Program. Each county in Tennessee will receive funding during this three-year program to […]

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Tobacco Overview


Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States and around the world. Tobacco killed one hundred million people worldwide in the 20th century — and if current trends continue, it will kill one billion people in the 21st century. Every year, tobacco kills more than 400,000 Americans and nearly […]

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New Study: Sweet Tobacco Products Use Same Flavor Chemicals as Candy and Kool-Aid


May. 7 2014 WASHINGTON, DC – Tobacco companies are using the same flavor chemicals in their sweet-flavored tobacco products, including cigars of various sizes and smokeless tobacco, that are used in popular candy and drink products such as LifeSavers, Jolly Ranchers and Kool-Aid, according to research published today in The New England Journal of Medicine. The […]

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