HEALTH EFFECTS OF TOBACCO AND OTHER NICOTINE PRODUCTS

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease, disability and death in the United States. About 7 in 10 middle and high school students are exposed to e-cigarette adds online, in stores, and other media sources. Many teens begin using cigarettes or e-cigarettes under the impression that “experimenting” is harmless. No amount of tobacco use is safe. No form of tobacco is safe.

Smoking: Robbing the Future

Cigarette companies have a long history of marketing to youth. This video from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explores the various ways the tobacco industry targets young people, the growing popularity of emerging products, such as e-cigarettes, and the dangers associated with those products. If we don't do more to prevent youth from starting to smoke, one out of every 13 children alive today in this country will die early from smoking.

TIPS FROM FORMER SMOKERS

Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the US. An ad campaign from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) features individuals who have stomas as a result of their smoking. They offer tips on how to live with this condition.

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