CDC provides domestic and international leadership, as well as laboratory and epidemiology expertise, to respond and work toward eliminating every disease we can. CDC protects and supports public health by employing evidence-based tobacco control strategies, combating vaccine-preventable diseases such as Hepatitis C, and providing the tools and resources necessary to reduce disease impacts such as maternal mortality.
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Tobacco Product Use
CDC leads nationwide initiatives to reduce deaths and prevent chronic diseases that result from tobacco use. Among other activities, CDC works with national, state, and local partners to combat youth tobacco product use.
Hepatitis C Infection and Disease
Hepatitis C is a common and costly, but now curable, disease. Testing and treatment strategies reduce transplants, disabilities, and deaths, and could save billions of dollars in health care costs.