As an educator, you have the ability to combat youth access to tobacco directly by talking with teenagers and young adults about the dangers of tobacco use. We have compiled a list of resources for your use, which can be found below.
Each day 3,900 young people between the ages of 12 and 17 will smoke their first cigarette, and an estimated 1,000 will become daily cigarette users. Help prevent youth from becoming tobacco users:
According to a 2007 study by the CDC, 20% of high school students smoke cigarettes and 13.6% smoke cigars. By providing cessation support they too can be helped.
The National Cancer Institute is another great resource for both prevention and cessation.Please see our Young Adult page for more information and examples on how you can help fight youth access to tobacco.