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For decades, tobacco companies have targeted kids in advertising and marketing. They want kids to be their future profit - as tobacco users! But education can put a stop to their plan.
Ideas to Keep Kids from Smoking
Raise Cigarette Prices to Snuff Teen Smoking. This article shows how raising cigarette prices makes it difficult (if not impossible) for teenagers to afford to smoke.
Ban Cigarette Displays. This video shows how New York City is trying to decide whether nor not to keep cigarettes from being displayed in stores so kids won't see them.
Create Plain Packaging. The United Kingdom courts are currently deciding if they should make all cigarette packaging be plain and unattractive. The video above shows how kids are attracted to the packaging and this link will take you to an article that tells you more.
Let your Government Officials know how you feel about kids having access to cigarettes. Never underestimate how important your voice is to our government. Let them know your thoughts on raising prices on cigarettes, banning cigarette displays, and enforcing plain packaging. Here's a link to find out how to easily contact your government officials - even our President!
The most effective way to keep kids from smoking is to be a good role model. Check out these helpful resources to help keep yourself and those you love smoke-free.
Join the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids!
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is the leading advocacy organization working to reduce tobacco use and its deadly consequences in the United States and around the world. Through strategic communications and policy advocacy campaigns, they promote the adoption of proven solutions that are most effective at reducing tobacco use and save the most lives. Visit their website at: www.tobaccofreekids.org
How Can I Help Others Quit?
Nicotine is addictive, and quitting is never easy. So it's important to always give love and encouragement to someone who's trying to quit using tobacco. Here are three great ways you can help:
- Send a Smokefree e-card
- Send a Milestone Award
- Follow these 12 tips to help the person in your life quit smoking