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Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. The total economic cost of smoking is more than $300 billion a year, including direct medical care for adults and lost productivity (CDC ).
CDC’s Health Impact in 5 Years (HI-5) Initiative HI-5 highlights non-clinical, community-wide approaches that have evidence reporting 1) positive health impacts, 2) results within five years, and 3) cost effectiveness and/or cost savings over the lifetime of the population or earlier. The website features links to implementation resources and success stories that can help communities get started.