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A county free from tobacco-related death and disease.
The mission of the Smoke Free Coalition of Fulton County is to protect Fulton County residents from the dangers of second hand smoke through diverse collaborative partnerships, ato prevent and reduce the burden of tobacco use on Fulton County citizens through education, awareness and to promote a tobacco free community that benefits the health of all Fulton County residents.
Statement of Need:
Tobacco use remains the single most preventable cause of death in the United States. More deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by deaths from alcohol, illegal drug use, motor vehicle accidents, AIDS, murders and suicides combined. 15.9% of adult Fulton County residents are current smokers, and tobacco use in Georgia results in $3.4 billion in lost productivity costs among adults aged 35 years and older.
The Smoke Free Coalition of Fulton County will continue to work towards our vision of a smoke-free county by supporting activities and programs that increase public awareness in addressing tobacco use in Fulton County, implementing a social media campaign to educate and mobilize citizens around the health benefits of clean, smoke free indoor air, and educating decision makers about the public health impact of comprehensive smoke free policies.
January 14, 2014 in Headlines by admin
Almost all smokers know cigarettes are bad for them. They’re not delusional. Watch how one ad campaign got smokers to acknowledge the harms out loud, perhaps marking their first step to change.
August 7, 2013 in Headlines by Reginald Gooden
The Economic Impact of Smoke-Free Laws on Restaurants and Bars in 9 States
August 7, 2013 in SFCFC News by Reginald Gooden
“E-cigarette use is growing rapidly. There is still a lot we don’t
know about these products, including whether they will decrease or
increase use of traditional cigarettes.” Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of
“If large numbers of adult smokers become users of both traditional
cigarettes and e-cigarettes — rather than using e-cigarettes to quit
cigarettes completely — the net public health effect could be quite
negative.” Dr. Tim McAfee, Director of the Office on Smoking and
“E-cigarettes are not currently regulated; therefore, there is no way
to know if they are safe or effective. They are available in shopping
malls and online and are sold with no age restriction, so they can
easily be purchased and used by children and teens.” Dr. Jeff Engel,
North Carolina State Health Director
“Don’t be fooled into thinking an e-cigarette is a safe alternative
to smoking, or a sure-fire way to quit. There is no scientific evidence
that either of those assumptions is true.” Dr. Jeff Engel, North
Carolina State Health Director