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CPPW BRFSS: Orange County

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Community Profile - Tobacco Use Prevention

Overview

Orange County, Florida, which is home to 1,086,480 residents, is tackling tobacco use with the goal of improving the health of the entire community. Tobacco-use prevention is important to Orange County, where respiratory disease is among the top causes of death.  Approximately 12.2% of adults and 11.2% of high-school students in Orange County smoke. Additionally, more than 60% of high-school students in Orange County report exposure to secondhand smoke, and only 48.1% of high-school students reported receiving any tobacco-use prevention education.

Vision

Community changes will help build a healthier Orange County and create a more satisfying place to live, work, and play.  Orange County residents will suffer less from the adverse effects of tobacco use due to increased availability of and access to tobacco-cessation programs.  Patrons of public parks, schools, and bars will be exposed to less secondhand smoke.  Multiunit housing will promote smoke-free environments, creating healthier homes in which community members can live and grow.  Tobacco use will be significantly less prevalent among Orange County residents, and all members of the community will benefit as a result.

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Reports

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