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Community Conversation on Tobacco Use in Jefferson County

Jefferson County has one of the highest adult smoking rates in Indiana

In conjunction with the Jefferson County Tobacco Coalition, the Healthy Communities Initiative of Jefferson County will host a community conversation focusing on the impact of tobacco use in our county. The event will take place on Thursday, May 3, at the Madison-Jefferson County Public Library at 6 p.m. The agenda includes a data presentation & discussion panel on tobacco use rates, youth targeting & smoke-free air.

Jefferson County has one of the highest adult smoking rates in Indiana at 31 percent, compared to 21.1 percent statewide & 17.1 percent nationally. More than 11,000 Hoosiers die each year from smoking, 57 in Jefferson County.

Registration is encouraged via eventbrite.com. For more information, call 812-801-0598, email garrettn@kdhmadison.org, or visit the Healthy Communities Initiative of Jefferson County Facebook page.

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