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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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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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


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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

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

Join the Lung Cancer/Smoking Cessation Workgroup

  • Sign up on the sheet being passed around

  • Contact Jean F. Mouch

    856-663-3998

    [email protected]


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