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Tobacco Use: Prevention, Cessation, and Control (Day 2)

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Air date: Tuesday, June 13, 2006, 8:30:00 AM
Time displayed is Eastern Time, Washington DC Local
Views: Total views: 25 * This only includes stats from October 2011 and forward.
Category: Conferences
Runtime: 02:50:27
Description: Tobacco use remains the nation’s leading preventable cause of premature death. Each year, more than 440,000 Americans die from disease caused by tobacco use, accounting for one in every five deaths. Cigarette smoking alone is responsible for more than 30% of cancer deaths annually in the U.S. and smoking is also an important cause of death from heart disease, stroke, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Currently, there are an estimated 44.5 million (21%) adult smokers and an estimated 3.75 million (22%) high school student smokers in the U.S. Cigarettes are the predominant form of tobacco consumed; however, other forms of tobacco, such as smokeless tobacco, cigars, and pipes, are also used. In addition to the toll in human lives, tobacco use places an enormous economic burden on society.

For more information, visit
http://consensus.nih.gov/2006/2006TobaccoSOS029html.htm
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NLM Title: Tobacco use : prevention, cessation, and control [electronic resource] / NIH Consensus Program.
Author: NIH State-of-the-Science Conference on Tobacco Use: Prevention, Cessation, and Control
NIH Consensus Development Program.
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Subjects: Tobacco Use Cessation
Tobacco Use Disorder--prevention & control
Tobacco Use Disorder--therapy
Publication Types: Congresses
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NLM Classification: WM 290
NLM ID: 101285717
CIT Live ID: 4777
Permanent link: https://videocast.nih.gov/launch.asp?13284