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Tobacco use is a pediatric epidemic. This year alone in Tennessee, 125,000 kids will become new daily smokers as the tobacco industry spends $288.9 million on marketing and advertising to entice new youth smokers. We need proven tobacco prevention and cessation programs in Tennessee to safeguard our kids, reduce long...

Tennessee,Tennessee

Tobacco use is a pediatric epidemic. This year alone in Tennessee, 125,000 kids will become new daily smokers as the tobacco industry spends $288.9 million on marketing and advertising to entice new youth smokers. We need proven tobacco prevention and cessation programs in Tennessee to safeguard our kids, reduce long...

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58% of all colorectal cancer deaths in 2020 will be due to “non-screening” Survival rates for a late-stage colorectal cancer diagnosis are 14%, compared to 90% survival rate for early-stage diagnosis An estimated $14 billion is spent annually on colorectal cancer treatments in the U.S., and is projected to increase...

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Tobacco 21 is an important issue as nationally 95% of adult who smoke start before they turn 21. This time-period is when the brain is fully developing, including the parts responsible for decision making, impulse control, sensation seeking, and susceptibility to peer pressure.

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Cities and counties in Tennessee are restricted from placing regulations on tobacco and smoking that are stronger than state law. This means that even if a county or municipality recognizes the need to protect its citizens from the hazards of secondhand smoke by limiting smoking in public spaces, parks, pools, and playgrounds, it cannot.