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Tobacco Growing Communities. North Carolina is currently the largest producer of tobacco in the U.S. Demographic Information. Primary Tobacco Growing Communities. Johnston, Pitt, Robeson, Nash, Columbus and Wilson. Tobacco Growing Communities.

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Demographic information
Demographic Information in the U.S

Primary Tobacco Growing Communities

Johnston, Pitt, Robeson, Nash, Columbus and Wilson


Tobacco growing communities1
Tobacco Growing Communities in the U.S

  • The NC tobacco industry is in a transition period.


Tobacco growing communities2
Tobacco Growing Communities in the U.S

The number of tobacco farms are declining.

Tobacco farmers grow other crops.


Tobacco growing communities3
Tobacco Growing Communities in the U.S

Tobacco farming is hard work, impacts the environment and has some health hazards.



Tobacco growing communities4
Tobacco Growing Communities working in tobacco fields.

Cigarette smoking is more common in rural communities.


What is socioeconomic status ses
What is Socioeconomic Status (SES)? working in tobacco fields.

  • SES is a picture of a peoples’ status using factors such as income, years of education, home location and whether or not they own homes.


Tobacco growing and lower income communities
Tobacco Growing and Lower Income Communities working in tobacco fields.

  • People below the poverty line are more likely to smoke.

  • Tobacco growing communities in NC are communities that tend to be lower income or low SES.


Lses and the impact on tobacco growing communities
LSES and the Impact on Tobacco Growing Communities working in tobacco fields.

Because of their tobacco use people in tobacco-growing communities have higher rates of illness, death, and financial loss.


How is tobacco used by members of our community
How is tobacco used by members of our community? working in tobacco fields.

People in low SES communities are:

  • Less likely to quit.

  • More likely to start smoking after having a baby.

  • May not be able to afford NRT.


What health effects does tobacco use have on members of our community
What health effects does tobacco use have on members of our community?

More likely than others to die if they develop lung cancer.


What can you do
What can you do? community?

  • Take the pledge to be tobacco free and urge your friends to do the same at www.realityunfiltered.com

  • Refer tobacco users to QuitlineNC at 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

  • Learn more about getting health care services by calling the CARE-LINE at 1-800-662-7030 or visiting www.nccarelink.gov .


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