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Stories from the Field

Want to know what others are doing to improve the health of their communities? Explore our Stories from the Field to see how communities across the Nation are implementing Healthy People 2020.
 
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Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name:

Tobacco Prevention and Control Program

Topic Area(s): Tobacco Use
Objective(s): TU-11.1 LHI, TU-11.2
Date Posted: 04/19/2018

Exposure to secondhand smoke contributes to the deaths of 41,000 nonsmoking adults and 400 infants in the United States each year.1 Children exposed to secondhand smoke are at higher risk for serious health conditions, including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and respiratory diseases. Smoke-free environments are vital to children's health and well-being, yet close to 40% of U.S. children ages 3 to 11 are exposed to secondhand smoke.2

Organization Type: Local Government Agency
Program Name:

Live Tobacco-Free Austin campaign

Program State: Texas
Topic Area(s): Tobacco Use
Objective(s): TU-1.1 LHI, TU-2.1, TU-11
Date Posted: 10/23/2014

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department implemented the Live Tobacco-Free Austin campaign to raise awareness about the burden of tobacco use, promote cessation services, and educate the public about the impact of secondhand smoke.

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Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name:

State Government Agency - California Tobacco Control Program

Program State: California
Topic Area(s): Tobacco Use
Objective(s): TU-1, TU-2, TU-11
Date Posted: 11/21/2013
In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the California Tobacco Control Program implemented tobacco control policies throughout the state, resulting in decreased tobacco use and reduced secondhand smoke exposure.
Organization Type: Local Government Agency
Program Name:

External Affairs / Tobacco Prevention Program

Program State: Illinois
Objective(s): TU-1.1 LHI, TU-4.1
Date Posted: 05/21/2015
In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Chicago Department of Public Health worked to reduce tobacco use among the LGBT communities in Chicago.
Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
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ClearWay Minnesota

Program State: Minnesota
Topic Area(s): Tobacco Use
Objective(s): TU-11
Date Posted: 12/19/2013

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how ClearWay Minnesota collaborated with others, including the Minnesota Department of Health, to pass legislation that banned smoking in public places.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

Tobacco Prevention and Control

Program State: Minnesota
Topic Area(s): Tobacco Use
Objective(s): TU-1.1 LHI, TU-2.2 LHI
Date Posted: 03/19/2019

Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of disease in the United States. It causes more deaths than HIV, drug and alcohol misuse, motor vehicle accidents, suicide, and murder combined.1 In the state of Minnesota, smoking is responsible for more than $3 billion in annual health care costs and contributes to more than 6,000 deaths each year.2

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Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name:

Tobacco Prevention and Education Program

Topic Area(s): Tobacco Use
Objective(s): TU-1.1 LHI, TU-2.2 LHI
Date Posted: 09/21/2017

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States—every year, it’s responsible for 480,000 deaths.1 While smoking is on the decline in the United States, more than 2,500 young people smoke their first cigarette each day.2 In fact, 9 in 10 adults who smoke say they tried their first cigarette before age 18; and nearly all tried their first cigarette by young adulthood.3

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Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name:

Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program

Program State: Massachusetts
Topic Area(s): Tobacco Use
Objective(s): TU-1.1 LHI, TU-2.2 LHI, TU-17
Date Posted: 10/20/2016

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program uses a comprehensive approach combining evidence-based policy and programs to address tobacco use across Massachusetts.

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Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name:

Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program

Objective(s): TU-11.1 LHI, TU-13.10, MICH-1.8
Date Posted: 06/22/2017

Exposure to secondhand smoke causes significant health problems in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), secondhand smoke harms both children and adults—and the only way to completely protect people who don’t smoke is to eliminate smoking in all homes, work environments, and public places.1

Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name:

Oregon Tobacco Prevention and Education Program (TPEP)

Program State: Oregon
Topic Area(s): Tobacco Use
Objective(s): TU-1.1 LHI
Date Posted: 11/20/2012

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Oregon Tobacco Prevention and Education Program addressed tobacco by using a statewide tobacco control program.

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Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name:

Breathe Easy Coalition of Maine

Program State: Maine
Topic Area(s): Tobacco Use
Objective(s): TU-11.1 LHI, TU-11.2, TU-11.3, TU-13.10, TU-14
Date Posted: 12/17/2015

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Partnership For A Tobacco-Free Maine worked to promote tobacco-free living and reduce exposure to secondhand smoke across the state.