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Jurisdictions Moving Many Essential Tobacco Control Policies Forward

Although cigarette smoking in the United States is declining, tobacco use is still the leading cause of preventable death, responsible for approximately 480,000 deaths annually—approximately one in five adults. This blog reviews jurisdictions that continue to implement policies to reduce tobacco and nicotine use, including increasing tobacco prices, expanding areas deemed “smoke-free,” limiting the sale of flavored tobacco products, and supporting tobacco cessation programs.