March 2015

Did You Know?


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!

View the Current Did You Know?

March 27, 2015
  • Smoking can cause colorectal cancer and vision loss (macular degeneration), two critical health problems addressed in this year’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign.
  • The Tips campaign is a “best buy” for public health, costing only $393 per year of life saved—see how it works in this infographic Cdc-pdf[PDF-1.6MB].
  • You can promote smoking cessation by using and sharing Tips campaign resources, including videos, social media messages, print ads, buttons, and more.
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  • Motor vehicle crashes caused 65% of on-the-job deaths of truck drivers in 2012; more than a third of the drivers were not buckled up Cdc-pdf[PDF-3.2MB], according to the latest CDC Vital Signs.
  • One in 3 truck drivers will have a serious crash during their career, and 1 in 8 will have 2 or more.
  • Employers can prevent crashes through strong safety programs, including requirements to buckle up.

Did You Know?  information and web links are current as of their publication date. They may become outdated over time.

Page last reviewed: November 9, 2015