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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.

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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


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


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%


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 1999.

  • 1999 lifetime use of tobacco = 38.4%

  • 2001 lifetime us of tobacco dropped to 25.2%


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


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.


Camden County Updates:

  • C.A.T. Coalition expanding mandate to prevention and education against abuse of Alcohol

  • C.A.T. Presentations per year – 30-35

  • 13 Rivershark Games reached 48,000 in 2004

  • Cost of the Quit Center at Kennedy is $75-100

  • 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


Lung/Bronchus Cancer Deaths in Camden County by Race / Ethnicity

Death Rates are per 100,000 age adjusted, 2000Census


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


Join the Lung Cancer/Smoking Cessation Workgroup

  • Sign up on the sheet being passed around

  • Contact Jean F. Mouch

    856-663-3998

    mouchjf@yahoo.com


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