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tobacco use,

n the practice of purposely using tobacco for its perceived physical and psychologic benefits–e.g., mental alertness, relaxation, weight control. Repeated use often leads to addiction. Product may be taken into the body by inhaling the smoke from burning tobacco or by chewing a variety of smokeless tobacco products. Tobacco use is linked to diseases occurring in nearly every system in the human body, including but not limited to cancer, emphysema, hypertension, sudden death syndrome (SIDS), and osteoporosis.
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In low income countries aggressive marketing strategies of tobacco industry has led to considerable rise in tobacco use.
The vision of the Indiana Executive Board of the Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Commission Trust Fund was to significantly improve the health of all Indiana residents by reducing the negative health and economic impact of tobacco use.
The Massachusetts Medical Society and the Massachusetts Dental Society are committed to reducing tobacco use in all its forms and welcome the continued participation of the Red Sox and all of Major League baseball.
Specifically, we sought to learn about reasons for dual use; opinions about health risks and nicotine, rules about smoking that they face, experiences with snus, the cost of tobacco use, and tobacco cessation history.
Similarly, multilevel tobacco control efforts, including policy changes, have been shown to be successful in reducing tobacco use among youth and college students (Apel, Klein, & McDermott, 1997; Niles & Barbour, 2011; Seo, et ah, 2011; White et ah, 2011).
Extensive research has proven that regular tobacco use commonly leads to diseases affecting the heart and lungs, with smoking being a major risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and cancer (particularly lung cancer, cancers of the larynx and mouth, and pancreatic cancer).
Tobacco use leads most commonly to diseases affecting the heart and lungs, with smoking being a major risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including emphysema and chronic bronchitis, and cancer particularly lung cancer, cancers of the larynx and mouth, and pancreatic cancer.
Tobacco use has long been recognized as the leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States, and the severe health and social consequences of tobacco use have been well documented.

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