Make it a Tobacco Free School Year
The back-to-school season is a perfect opportunity for parents to talk to their kids about the importance of living tobacco free.
More than 80% of adult smokers begin smoking before 18 years of age and adolescent smokeless tobacco users are more likely than nonusers to become adult cigarette smokers. 1,2
Don’t let your child risk a life of tobacco addiction and disease. Check out our tobacco prevention resources and make time to talk today!
- More Youth Use Tobacco Than You May Think
- Eight Tips for Talking with Youth about Tobacco
- How FDA Helps Protect Kids from Tobacco
- Youth Tobacco Prevention
- Talk to Your Kids about Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs
- Learn more at Smokefree Teen
1 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students—United States, 2000–2009. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2010;59(33):1063–8 [accessed 10 August 2012].
2- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Preventing Tobacco Use Among Young People: A Report of the Surgeon General. Page 7. Atlanta, Georgia: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 1994 [accessed 10 August 2012].