Nevada State of Tobacco Control 2012

The American Lung Association’s State of Tobacco Control 2012 report makes it clear: Nevada is failing to adequately fund proven tobacco prevention and cessation programs. Take action today and send a strong message to our state officials to let them know that the time has come to invest in reducing tobacco use in order to save lives and health care costs. It’s time for Nevada to fight for the public health of its citizens by investing in tobacco prevention and control programs.

Nevada is one just five states that spends $0 to fund their tobacco prevention programs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that Nevada spend $32.5 million in 2012. Millions of illnesses and deaths from tobacco use could be prevented and billions of dollars in medical expenses saved if all states invested in long-term comprehensive tobacco prevention and cessation programs at CDC-recommended levels. Studies have shown that the benefits in improved health far outweigh the costs. In fact, a recent study from Washington found that every $1 invested in the state’s tobacco control programs resulted in a $5 savings in certain tobacco-related costs!

Join the fight to reduce smoking by telling Governor Sandoval and the Nevada legislature to fund tobacco prevention and control programs at CDC-recommended levels of $32.5 million. These funds will also allow Nevada to invest in proven lifesaving programs that help smokers quit, prevent children and young adults from beginning to smoke, and help states save thousands of lives and billions of dollars in health care costs. Make your voice heard now!


  • Your Governor
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  • Your State Representative or Representatives


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