DOH-Volusia: Almost 50% Of Tobacco User Deaths Related To Tobacco Consumption

By on November 7, 2017 in WNDB News

Volusia County, FL – According to a new report from the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia), almost half of the deaths of tobacco users were tobacco-related.

The data brief, which analyzed statistics from 2016, found that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer were the leading causes of death for tobacco users as a result of their tobacco use.

The death rate for white tobacco users is the highest of all races in the County. Data collected from 2012 to 2016 indicates that tobacco-related death rate for blacks decreased the most. The report also found that the tobacco-related deaths of Hispanics increased drastically. For the full data brief, visit

On November 16, as part of the American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout, DOH-Volusia will make the effort to help smokers make a plan to quit smoking or quit smoking altogether.

Free resources for those wishing to quit smoking can be accessed by calling 1-877-U-CAN-NOW or visiting Organizations that need help with smoking cessation or more strict tobacco policies can reach out to Kristen Mialki, tobacco program manager, at 386-274-0601 or via email at

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Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017.


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