Each year on April 1, National Take Down Tobacco Day (NTDTD) is recognized to aid in the fight against tobacco use. NTDTD is for supporting and educating on the dangers of tobacco, taking action by advocating and speaking out against the tobacco industry, and working to build a larger movement against the use of products that contain tobacco. The day is powered by outspoken youth who believe in the fight against tobacco.
This year, on March 31, 2023, there is a National Day of Action to kick off NTDTD. Youth advocates across the country will be rallying together with other advocates to speak out against the tobacco industry. This year, the rally calls out Big Tobacco for targeting kids with flavored tobacco products like e-cigarettes and menthol cigarettes. The rally is to urge lawmakers to take action to protect our nation's kids.
The first NTDTD occurred in 1996 and was called “Kick Butts Day”. It included a day of action for young people to speak out against the tobacco industry and advocate for policies to reduce youth smoking. The event continued annually and continued to grow each year.
The tobacco industry spends billions of dollars each year on marketing cigarettes. Each day, about 1,600 youth try their first cigarette. Cigarette smoking remains the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States. According to the CDC, Smoking-related deaths account for ⅕ deaths in the US each year - about 480,000 per year. The CDC also explains that 90% of all lung cancer deaths are caused by smoking cigarettes.
If you are a cigarette smoker and have also been exposed to asbestos and have now been diagnosed with lung cancer , you may still be eligible for compensation. As a matter of fact, the combination of asbestos exposure and cigarette smoking gives rise to a greater risk for the development of lung cancer. Medical experts have testified that smoking without asbestos exposure gives rise to ten times the risk factor to develop lung cancer as compared to someone who has never smoked. However, the risk for someone who was a heavy smoker and also exposed to asbestos can raise the risk to as much as 90 times for the development of lung cancer.
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