January 1, 2012
Source: American Lung Association
America’s rural population is one group that is more heavily impacted by tobacco use. People living in rural communities are more likely to use tobacco and they have especially high rates of smokeless tobacco use. Rural Americans are also more likely to be exposed to secondhand smoke and less likely to have access to programs that help them quit smoking. The rural community clearly requires special attention if we hope to end the epidemic of tobacco use in this country.