Al Lundeen, Melinda Beer (916) 440-7259
When it comes to challenges, the health leaders said more work must be done to protect Californians from secondhand smoke and to reduce the overall rate of smoking. For instance, the research shows smoking rates are higher in less densely populated areas of the state. On average, people who live in rural California counties smoke at a higher rate (15.9 percent) than those who live in urban areas (10.9 percent). A comprehensive press kit is available, as well.The California Tobacco Control Program was established by the Tobacco Tax and Health Promotion Act of 1988. The act, which was approved by California voters, instituted a 25-cent tax on each pack of cigarettes and earmarked 5 cents of that tax to fund California’s tobacco control efforts. To learn more about California’s tobacco control program visit www.TobaccoFreeCA.com.
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