New Alliance Formed to Strengthen Tobacco Control Policies, Protect Michigan Kids from Tobacco
To combat Michigan's growing youth tobacco epidemic, a new statewide alliance has launched committed to strengthening tobacco control policies to better protect the state's young people. The GCPC is proud to be one of the 50+ organizations who have signed on to support this initiative.
Michigan spends over $4.5 billion annually on smoking-related health costs and nearly 30 percent of cancer deaths in Michigan are attributable to tobacco products, according to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
"Tobacco is the number one preventable cause of death in Michigan. Nationally e-cigarette use among high school students has increased by 135 percent in the last two years alone," said Jodi Radke, regional director for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. "Our alliance is committed to reversing this dangerous trend and protecting our kids' futures."
For more information on the Keep MI Kids Tobacco Free Alliance, visit keepmikidstobaccofree.com