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S.C. health leaders discuss how to pass smoke-free laws in Pee Dee counties to reduce smoking, vaping
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S.C. health leaders discuss how to pass smoke-free laws in Pee Dee counties to reduce smoking, vaping

FLORENCE, S.C. (WMBF) - Keeping a community healthy is a challenge.A group of healthcare leaders with the South Carolina Department of Health and the CDC met in Florence on Friday to figure out how to tackle the rise in smoking across the region, which includes Horry, Georgetown and Florence counties.They gathered for the 2022 Pee Dee Tobacco Advocacy Summit to discuss ways to reduce the rise in smoking and vaping.According to the latest data from the Department of Health and Environmental Control, one of the most impacted groups by smoking and vaping are high school students across South Carolina. The numbers show that nearly 28% of high school students use tobacco while 22% use e-cigarettes.“We seem to think that if we stop smoking now, we can go to vaping. In the means of I guess dec...