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All five Mid-Shore counties have youth tobacco use rates higher than Maryland, and a higher percent of females who smoke during pregnancy. Factors that are typically associated with rural areas, such as lower income and education levels, higher unemployment, and a lack of coordinated services contribute to these inequities. Stakeholders have committed to develop a multi-jurisdictional plan to leverage scarce resources, coordinate communications, and integrate referrals to clinical and community-based prevention and treatment services.

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