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Saving Lives, Saving Money

Description:

Two reports from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network measure the dramatic health and economic benefits of enacting strong tobacco control policies in the states. The reports quantify lives saved, reduction in smokers and health costs saved in each state from implementing comprehensive smoke-free laws or tobacco tax increases.

Toolkit:

Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Chronic Disease, Tobacco

Jurisdiction:

Institutional Author:

American Cancer Society

Submitted:

11/18/2013

Modified:

11/20/2013

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