Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!
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- One person dies every 3 minutes from an injury in the U.S.
- Injuries account for more than 180,000 deaths and $406 billion in medical costs and lost productivity each year; see how your state compares.
- CDC supports many programs, activities, and research to prevent injury and violence in states and territories.
- Almost 70 percent of smokers want to quit and more than half tried to quit within the past year.
- Quitting smoking is associated with many health benefits Cdc-pdf[PDF-2MB], including lower risk for cancer and heart disease.
- The combination of medication and counselingExternal is more effective for smoking cessation than either medication or counseling alone.
- Nearly 15,000 people die every year of overdoses involving prescription painkillers.
- Enough prescription painkillers were prescribed in 2010 to medicate every American adult around-the-clock for a month.
- CDC supports state-based efforts to reduce prescription drug abuse, while ensuring patients have access to safe, effective treatment.
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