Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death in Chicago and the United States. In spite of this, almost one in four adults and one in eight high school students smoke regularly in Chicago. For each tobacco related death, another 20 people struggle with one or more serious tobacco related illnesses such as lung disease. Second hand smoke causes many health problems as well, including heart disease, lung cancer, respiratory infections and asthma to name a few.
The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) Tobacco Prevention and Control Program works to reduce death and illness related to tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke through collaborative partnerships such as the Chicago Tobacco Prevention Project and www.QuitWinChicago.com.
To help smokers quit, CDPH and its partners offer classes to help people quit smoking (cessation) and prevent young people from smoking. You can also call the Illinois Tobacco Quitline at 1-866-QUIT-YES (1-866-784-8937).
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