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Tobacco Prevention

Tobacco Prevention

Reducing Tobacco's Harm in Central Minnesota

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Learn more about our tobacco prevention focuses:

Through the partnership with local public health agencies and statewide coalition members we've been working to reduce tobacco's harm across Minnesota for over 14 years.

Stats on Tobacco Use

  • 95%

    of addicted smokers start before age 21

  • 6,312

    smoking-related deaths in Minnesota each Year

  • $3.19B

    annual excess health care cost in Minnesota each year caused by smoking

  • 1 in 5

    deaths are due to tobacco use

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Quitting Tobacco is Always Possible

Thinking of giving up tobacco? We know you have a hard road ahead of you and we are here to help. Thankfully, our teams at CentraCare Health's hospitals and clinics have learned many strategies that can help you quit tobacco once and for all. We have tobacco treatment specialists trained in a variety of prevention and cessation techniques, including counseling and medication. We offer one-on-one counseling, group therapy, and personalized plans designed to help you kick tobacco use for good.

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