• Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death worldwide with 480,000 people dying every year from a tobacco related illness in the United States. (CDC)
  • In South Dakota the adult smoking rate is 18.1%; 44.5% of American Indians in South Dakota smoke. (BRFSS, 2016)
  • Secondhand smoke (SHS) causes lung cancer in people who have never smoked. The Surgeon General estimates that living with a smoker increases the chance of lung cancer by 20-30%. (CDC)
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