During the 160 plus days since the Legislature was supposed to approve the state budget, approximately 18,300 kids in Pennsylvania have smoked their first cigarette.
Has Pennsylvania kept their promise to use a substantial amount of the estimated $246 billion tobacco settlement funds (throughout the years) towards tobacco prevention?
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KNOW THE FACTS
Young bodies are more sensitive to nicotine, and youth become addicted more quickly than adults. Even social smoking once or twice a month puts teens at serious risk for nicotine addiction that will keep them smoking longer and increase their chances of getting a serious disease.
Most young smokers already show signs of damage to their hearts and blood vessels. One out of three teens who continue to smoke regularly will die prematurely— an average of 13 years earlier than their peers—because of smoking. Smokeless tobacco products also cause nicotine addiction.
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