Refuse to lose a loved one or friend to the devastating effects of tobacco
use. Tobacco use is highly addictive as well as the single most preventable
cause of death and disease.
Tobacco use affects Georgia families. Approximately 700,000 male adults and
600,000 female adults (aged 18 years and older) currently smoke cigarettes.
Tobacco use also affects the lives of Georgia teens. Among high school students
approximately 72,000 smoke cigarettes and 62,000 smoke cigars or cigarillos.
Tobacco use also affects babies. Smoking during pregnancy can cause premature
births, sudden infant death (SIDs) and stillbirths as well as changes in fetal
brain and nervous system development.