Every day, over 3,500 youth start vaping, yet Big Tobacco wants to be able to advertise within 300 feet of a school or public playground. That’s not even the full length of a football field!
#DontBuytheLies Big Tobacco doesn’t care about our youth.
Don’t think the tobacco industry has any influence in Arizona? Think again. According to @tobaccofreekids, the tobacco industry spends an estimated $115.6 million marketing tobacco in our state every year. Even worse? Published research studies have found that kids are twice as sensitive to tobacco advertising as adults and are more likely to be influenced to smoke by cigarette marketing than by peer pressure.
According to @tobaccofreekids, nearly 27,000 Arizona high school students currently smoke. No wonder Big Tobacco wants to be able to advertise within 300 feet of a school or public playground. Big Tobacco doesn’t care about our youth. #DontBuytheLies
E-cigarettes pose a significant – and avoidable – health risk to young people. Know the risks, learn the facts and #DontBuytheLies. Find out more at https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/knowtherisks.html?fbclid=IwAR1oD6fZ9PR5lioDtmgafT8Q-gAA_noeLApKxsB6zkK6KW_QO4ycy4S6zPM
#DYK: If smoking continues at current rates, 5.6 million—or 1 out of every 13—of today’s children will ultimately die prematurely from a smoking-related illness. This is a health problem that requires a solution developed by the health community, not one developed by big tobacco – the industry that started this problem in the first place.
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