Each year, an average of 16,200 Michigan adults die from their own smoking, and nearly 6,000 Michigan children become addicted to tobacco, a third of whom will die prematurely as a result. In fact, tobacco kills more people in our state than AIDS, alcohol, auto accidents, drug overdoses, murders, and suicides combined.
Smoking-related health problems cost Michigan more than $4.5 billion per year, including more than $1.3 billion in Medicaid expenditures. MDHHS and its many local partners have worked tirelessly to help tobacco users quit, and their efforts have led to a 47% drop in Michigan high school smoking since 2009, and an 11% drop in adult smoking from 2011 through 2015. But, there is more to do, and you can help!
Download the US Department of Health & Human Services’ Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update. Rockville. For guidance on the use of tobacco dependence counseling and medication treatments to help patients stop using tobacco.
Listen to, or download slides from archived webinars from the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, some of which are available for CME/CE credit.
Earn credit for participating in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health free, online, one-hour program on treating tobacco use and dependence.
For more information, visit the Michigan Tobacco Control Program’s website, or contact them at (517) 335-8376.