Examining Tobacco Use, Consequences, and Policies in Connecticut: Smoke and Mirrors?
Tobacco use policies in Connecticut have done much to curb smoking rates in the state, but smoking remains a significant public health threat. In turn, the state's lawmakers will need to carefully consider the options available to them, including the consequences of doing nothing, according to the authors of a recently released study by the Connecticut Public Health Policy Institute.
Overweight & Obesity in Connecticut According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there has been a "dramatic" increase in the amount of people who are overweight and obese in Connecticut and around the nation over the past 20 years. Associated health care and other costs are staggering in the billions of dollars each year. However, unlike other public health challenges such as tobacco use and seatbelts, there is no single solution to which policymakers can turn.