Tobacco use is a major preventable cause of premature death and disease worldwide. Currently, approximately 5.4 million people die each year due to tobacco-related illnesses—a figure expected to increase to more than 8 million a year by 2030. Unless the current trend is changed, the vast majority of these deaths are projected to occur in the developing world.
Obesity is a national epidemic and major contributor to the leading causes of death in the U.S. Complex factors have contributed to this problem. Watch videos about this growing epidemic and how people and communities are addressing the problem.
Regular physical activity helps improve your overall health and fitness, helps control weight, and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases. Watch these videos to learn more.
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Welcome to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For over 60 years, CDC has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability. We are committed to prog...
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