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Emory Health feature: Taking on Tobacco Control

Taking on Tobacco Control

A recent article in Emory Health magazine, "Why Do We Still Smoke?" examines why nearly 20 percent of Americans still smoke and what the Emory Centers for Training and Technical Assistance are doing to take on tobacco control, state by state.

One common adversary that smoking control programs face is Big Tobacco, which spends more than $8 billion annually to promote its products, especially to young people. TTAC also helps states and communities counter the tobacco industry push with proven policies and programs that we know work, TTAC Director Debra Morris says.