DALLAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

1011 W Main Buffalo, MO 65622 417-345-2332

Tobacco Free Communities

Buffalo High School students filmed a new PSA for 2017 (password-john)

In 2016 Buffalo High School students filmed a PSA on effects of second hand smoking.  You can view this PSA below

 

On January 11, 1964, Luther L. Terry, M.D., Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service, released the first report of the Surgeon General’s Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health.  The release of the report was the first in a series of steps, still being taken more than 50 years later, to diminish the impact of tobacco use on the health of the American people.  The anti-smoking campaign is a major public health success with few parallels in the history of public health. It is being accomplished despite the addictive nature of tobacco and the powerful economic forces promoting its use.

However, more than 45 million American adults still smoke, more than 8 million are living with a serious illness caused by smoking, and about 438,000 Americans die prematurely each year as a result of tobacco use.

All but a handful of local establishments in Dallas County are Smoke Free.  For a listing of local smoke free establishments click here

Missouri has the lowest tobacco tax in the United States and ranks as one of the worst states in funding public health.

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