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Ohio Health Department launches anti-tobacco campaign targeting high rate of smoking among veterans

Wednesday, November 11, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Samantha Porter
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"COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Smoking rates among veterans are significantly higher than the rest of Ohio's population.

With that in mind, the Ohio Department of Health has launched an anti-tobacco campaign focused on getting veterans to quit.

"It has become clear that if we are to make an impact on tobacco use in Ohio we must find a way to impact tobacco use among groups of Ohioans who are affected most," said Mandy Burkett, chief of the Health Department's Tobacco Program.

The veterans-focused campaign will use billboards, digital ads on Google and Facebook and bicycle mini-boards to promote the anti-smoking message in Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton and Toledo..."

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