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Webinar: Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Environmental Quality
April 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion on Thursday, April 19 at 12:00pm. ET to learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Environmental Quality Leading Health Indicators. This webinar will highlight the harmful health effects of secondhand smoke exposure. You’ll also learn how the Alaska Tobacco Prevention and Control Program is working to eliminate exposure to environmental tobacco smoke.
The environment directly affects health status and plays a major role in quality of life, years of healthy life lived, and health disparities. Poor air quality is linked to premature death, cancer, and long-term damage to respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Exposure to secondhand smoke causes significant health problems in nonsmoking individuals in the United States, including heart disease, lung cancer, and asthma. An environment free of hazards, such as secondhand smoke, carbon monoxide, allergens, lead, and toxic chemicals, helps prevent disease and other health problems.
[This webinar was originally scheduled for March 22, 2018.]