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Health Disparities

A diverse group of people

Tobacco use causes devastating disease and premature death in every population in the United States. Patterns of tobacco use, negative health effects, and the effectiveness of prevention and treatment need to be understood in terms of tobacco’s cultural and socioeconomic effects.

On this page, find information on the differences in the patterns, prevention, and treatment of tobacco use among specific populations.

Historical Materials


Campaigns and Multimedia

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