Tobacco Free Weld County

Obesity Versus Tobacco by tobaccofreeweld
March 3, 2010, 5:37 pm
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Which is worse? Tobacco or obesity? Well, both are major killers in the United States, and even if obesity is taking over as the number one killer,  it is amazing that tobacco is still a contender considering that 2/3 of Americans are overweight or obese and only about 1/5 or 20% of Americans smoke or use tobacco. They both cause cancer and heart disease which are the primary killers of Americans overall. And of course, for someone with both (obesity AND uses tobacco), the risks are dramatically higher.

The good news is that both of these are preventable and the healthy eating, active living community can learn a lot from the tobacco control movement on how to make major changes in these numbers.