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Smoking Prevention

Every day, almost 3,900 children under 18 years try their first cigarette, and more than 950 of them will become new, regular daily smokers. Half of them will ultimately die from their habit. People who begin smoking at an early age are more likely to develop a severe addiction to nicotine than those who start at a later age. The majority of young people who smoke are not aware of the devastating health, social, and financial effects of tobacco use. Instead, they are more concerned with vanity and think it makes them cool. They don’t understand the power of nicotine and they don’t plan to become lifelong smokers. Teens don’t view cigarettes as a drug, and they don’t understand the consequences. They also are not aware of the marketing techniques that tobacco companies use to create a new generation of smokers, while making millions in profits for their companies. The only way to combat tobacco use is through education.

Smoking/Tobacco Prevention Training videos:

Tobacco Prevention
Link: http://youtu.be/dgLSqrumGmM

Props and Handout
Link: http://youtu.be/ZH9VrNr0m4w

Be a Part of “They’re Rich, You're Dead” Youth Smoking Prevention Outreach Project for more information please contact:

Yoel Morales
Civic Engagement and Democracy (iCED)
Student Program Director
North Campus, Room: 1165
Email:yoel.morales001@mymdc.net




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