The Facts- Tobacco

46% of Michigan high school students have tried cigarette smoking, even one or two puffs*Initiation of Cigarette Use Graph

1 in 4 Michigan high school students have used any type of tobacco during the past 30 days.*

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States.*

More deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined.**Tobacco Graph

480589_505409816161725_2041396034_nFor support in quitting, including free quit coaching, a free quit plan, free educational materials, and referrals to local resources, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW. **

* Michigan Department of Education. (2009). Tobacco fact sheet.
Retrieved from http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/2009-T_333606_7.pdf

**Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking/index.htm