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The mission of the Pee Dee Healthy People Coalition is to educate decision-makers on the harmful effects of secondhand smoke and to promote an environment in which all Florence residents have the opportunity to breathe smoke-free air.


Youth Prevention


In South Carolina, 6,500 children become new daily smokers each year.
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Secondhand Smoke


Elimination of secondhand smoke exposure will save hundreds of SC lives each year. [more]
Cessation Promotion


61% of smokers say they are seriously considering quitting in the next 6 months. [more]

SOUTH CAROLINA STATISTICS - Toll of Tobacco

  • $854 million is the price tag of SC’s annual healthcare costs caused by smoking
  • $307 million is the amount of healthcare costs that are covered by Medicaid
  • $485 is your tax burden from smoking-related government expenditures
  • $1.67 million is how much South Carolina loses each year because of lost productivity from smoking

Source: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

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