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  • Report examines tobacco use in Greater Cincinnati

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    September 23, 2019
    On Sept. 4, Interact for Health released initial data from its first-ever Greater Cincinnati Adult Tobacco Survey. The survey found that our region lags behind the nation in tobacco use. In Greater Cincinnati, 19% of adults--or 340,000 people--are current cigarette smokers. That compares with 14% nationwide. The survey also examined use of other tobacco products such as e-cigarettes, and found that people with lower incomes, young adults, African Americans and residents of rural Kentucky counties are more likely to be burdened by tobacco-related disparities. Despite these findings, efforts proven to reduce tobacco use are taking place in our region, including tobacco control policy changes, culturally appropriate media and community relations campaigns, and cessation efforts tailored to those most affected by tobacco use.
     
    A copy of the report can be found here. To request a hard copy of the report, please email mfolkerth@interactforhealth.org.