Cutting Tobacco's Rural Roots: Tobacco Use in Rural Communities

Disparities in Lung Health Series: Rural Tobacco Use

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The United States has made great progress in reducing overall tobacco use over the past several decades, but some parts of our society bear a disproportionate burden of tobacco use and tobacco-related illness. People living in rural communities are more likely to use tobacco and have especially high rates of smokeless tobacco use. Rural Americans also are more likely to be exposed to secondhand smoke and less likely to have access to programs to help them quit smoking.

Our latest health disparity report, Cutting Tobacco's Rural Roots: Tobacco Use in Rural Communities examines the uphill battle rural communities face against tobacco addiction and secondhand smoke, and weighs in on what can be done to remedy this acute health threat. This report is part of the Lung Association's Disparities in Lung Health Series.


View the Press Release - Boletin de Prensa en Español 


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For media inquiries, contact:
Maria Bernabe, 213-384-5864 Ext. 243, Maria.Bernabe@lung.org


English and Spanish-language spokespeople are available for interviews.