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Surveys and Data
Research conducted by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and its partners helps provide a basis for the work of the Tobacco Control Program.

BRFSS Reports

Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System Data on % of current smokers by parish
2008 YTS Information

Louisiana 2008 Youth Tobacco Survey Fact Sheet for High Schools

Louisiana 2008 Youth Tobacco Survey Fact Sheet for Middle Schools

Louisiana Youth Tobacco Survey Report 2008


2009 YTS Information


Louisiana 2009 Youth Tobacco Survey Fact Sheet for Middle Schools

Louisiana 2009 Youth Tobacco Survey Fact Sheet for High Schools

2009 Complete Youth Tobacco School Fact Sheet


Additional Information

Additional Reports

 

Smoking Facts
You can reap the benefits of quitting smoking in as little as 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes

Blood pressure and pulse rate improve to healthier levels.

After 8 hours

Carbon monoxide and oxygen levels in blood return to normal.

After 1 day

Your chance of a heart attack decreases.

After 2 days

Nerve endings regenerate; sense of smell and taste are enhanced.

After 2 weeks

Circulation improves and lung function increases.

After 1-9 months

Coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue and shortness of breath decrease.

After 1 year

Chance of heart attack is cut in half.

After 5 years

Stroke risk is reduced to the same levels as a non-smoker.

After 10 years

Risk of dying from lung cancer is about half that of a current smoker.

After 15 years

Risk of coronary heart disease and death is about the same as it is for those who have never smoked.


 

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