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1 New Jersey and Tobacco Use From presentation of John L. Hulick, MS, CPS at Framing the Future Conference 2005 Shared by Mr. Charles Blake of Communities Against Tobacco - C.A.T. Coalition of Camden County Camden County Cancer Coalition Meeting - June 29, 2005

2 Smoking Related Deaths in N.J. 12,800 persons die each year related to smoking and other uses of tobacco 7,700 children have lost at least one parent to smoking-caused death At current trends, 134,000 children alive today, who have started to smoke, will die from tobacco related diseases

3 Tobacco Use in New Jersey Middle School use of tobacco in 2001 survey Lifetime use = 25% Past 30 days use = 7.2% Under the age of 18, youth who become new, daily smokers each year = 20,100 in NJ Packs of cigarettes bought or smoked by young people each year = 21 million packs Adults who smoke in NJ as of 2003 = 21.4%

4 Good News about Tobacco Control in New Jersey Smoking among middle school students dropped by 42% in New Jersey since the inception of NJ Tobacco Control Program in lifetime use of tobacco = 38.4% 2001 lifetime us of tobacco dropped to 25.2%

5 Monetary Costs in New Jersey Annual health care expenditures directly caused by tobacco use - $2.6 Billion State Medicaid payments - $554 Million Non-health related costs estimated e.g. decline in productivity - $1.1 Billion

6 Costs Savings for Smoking Cessation Programs 1000 Youth kept from smoking: Decline of $12 million in future health care costs 1000 Adults prompted to quit: Decline of $8 million in future health care costs.

7 Camden County Updates: C.A.T. Coalition expanding mandate to prevention and education against abuse of Alcohol C.A.T. Presentations per year – Rivershark Games reached 48,000 in 2004 Cost of the Quit Center at Kennedy is $ R.E.B.E.L. – four programs from different schools. In the county, there has been a 10% drop in teen- age smoking where there have been R.E.B.E.L. clubs. Before the State cut the funds for C.A.T. by a third, the county coalition had a mini-grant program to focus on tobacco use issues and smoking cessation

8 Lung/Bronchus Cancer Deaths in Camden County by Race / Ethnicity Camden CountyNew JerseyUnited States Race and Ethnicity Both Sexes MaleFemale Both Sexes MaleFemale Both Sexes MaleFemale All Races White Black Hispanic ** Asian 31.1** Death Rates are per 100,000 age adjusted, 2000Census

9 Lung Cancer / Smoking Cessation Workgroup of the Cancer Coalition Support the membership drive for the Camden County C.A.T. Coalition Support the Signature Campaign to get Clean Air Act passed – S1962 in NJ Senate Smoking Cessation Program financial support to be researched and shared for all providers Request that Coalition get a grant to pilot test smoking cessation programs being made available in high schools in Camden County

10 Join the Lung Cancer/Smoking Cessation Workgroup Sign up on the sheet being passed around Contact Jean F. Mouch


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