Youth Tobacco Prevention
Surveys and studies show that about 23 percent of all high school students are current smokers. Approximately 80 percent of adult smokers began smoking before their 18th birthday and some 4,000 kids will try smoking for the first time today. Of these, 1,140 will become daily cigarette smokers.
The following links include information to share with kids about the dangers of smoking as well as information about tobacco use rates among children in the United States and around the world:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention References: