Now we smoke and eat ourselves to death.
If you look at why people die now, you'll see it's from illnesses that develop over many years, or what is known as "chronic disease". Pushed by industry, we use tobacco and eat too much, creating bad habits that kill us in the end. And, shockingly, we are doing this to ourselves, as most chronic disease results from our own bad habits.
Look at the top three causes of death: heart disease, cancer and respiratory disease. All could be prevented or much reduced if we, as individuals and as a community, do just two things:
- Don't Use Tobacco
- Maintain A Healthy Weight
Look at the top 10 causes of death and you'll see pretty much the same thing. Louisiana is ranked the most unhealthy state in the country, so if we can reduce tobacco use and obesity, through individual efforts and larger policies, we'll save lives, dollars and create a more productive workforce. Join us now to help Louisiana save itself!
See how tobacco and obesity affect Louisiana, both physically and financially here.