|Apache County Public Health District – Public Health Education Division
“Healthy People – Healthy Environment”
Robin R. Aguero, Division Manager
Tobacco Education and Chronic Disease
|Tobacco use kills more people every year than alcohol abuse, homicide, suicide, illegal drugs, car accidents, fires, and AIDS combined. It is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and Arizona.
Clearly, tobacco use represents one of the largest threats to public health of our time.
|With the passage of Proposition 200 in 1994, which added a tax on tobacco products sold in Arizona , there are resources available to all counties in the state for tobacco education. As a result, the Apache County Tobacco Use Prevention Program (ACTUPP) was formed in 1995 to implement a comprehensive tobacco prevention and cessation program in Apache County .
The Apache County Tobacco Use Prevention Program is an ongoing program working to reduce tobacco dependence and second hand smoke exposure among Apache County residents through prevention, education and cessation programs.
- The Apache County Tobacco Use and Chronic Disease Prevention Program is dedicated to providing: