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Report: Nearly half of all D.C. deaths 'preventable'

Tobacco use is the leading cause of premature death, with almost 17 percent of deaths linked to smoking. Other potentially fatal lifestyle choices also appear in the report. Diet and physical activity along with alcohol consumption combine for nearly 20 percent of all preventable deaths.

Tags: D.C. Department of Health , HIV/AIDS , diet , Preventable Death , tobacco , heart disease , Mark Segraves

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