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Wagoner County Health Department
Tobacco Use Prevention
Tobacco's Toll on Wagoner County
The Wagoner County Tobacco Use Prevention Coalition strongly believes in the goal of a significant reduction of tobacco use in Wagoner County, ultimately leading to its eradication of use. Educating our young people, who in turn may exert influence on our older population, will be a positive influence on developing healthier communities in Wagoner County.
Info to know . . .
Q: How can I get help to quit smoking?
A: Call 1-800-QUIT NOW. When you are ready, Oklahoma's Tobacco Helpline is here to help.
Tobacco kills about 6,000 Oklahomans each year. It is our leading cause of preventable death, killing more Oklahomans than alcohol, auto accidents, AIDS, suicides, murders, and illegal drugs combined.
Tobacco use costs Oklahomans over $2 billion in medical expenses and lost productivity every year, for an average of about $600 per person.
Over 600,000 adult Oklahomans, about one in four, currently use some form of tobacco.
Over 78,000 Oklahoma children already use tobacco. Each day, the equivalent of another classroom of children gets hooked on tobacco.
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