Reducing Health Disparities Press Releases

November 4, 2020

Public Health Wins at the Polls as Oregon and Oklahoma Vote in Support of Strong Tobacco Control Measures

Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death nationwide and is linked to at least 13 types of cancer. Reducing use of this deadly product is critical to our mission to end suffering and death from this disease. Given the industry’s known targeting of people with lower incomes, Black communities, American Indians, youth, and LGBTQ individuals, tobacco control efforts are also crucial to reduce cancer disparities in this country.