Fight Back Against Tobacco with Jennifer Belaire
Over 20 percent of Michigan residents are smokers. That is well above the national average. Michigan lawmakers are trying hard to reduce those numbers by doing something about it.
About 40 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the world. While cigarette smoking rates have dropped (from 42% in 1965 to 17% in 2014), cigar, pipe, and hookah - other dangerous and addictive ways to smoke tobacco - are very much on the rise. Smoking kills people - there's no "safe" way to smoke tobacco.
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Produced by: Heartland Newsmakers Team