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KIDS AND SMOKING
Why You Don't Have to Put Up With Cigarette Companies Targeting Your Kids
Common Sense Media
Today, tobacco products are banned from commercials and smoking is on the decline. But don't be fooled. Tobacco companies still spend almost $10 billion a year on marketing. And most of that goes to programs that make cigarettes cheaper -- meaning more accessible to kids.
Researchers Find Effective Way To Prevent Kids From Smoking
5 Ways Parents Can Help Stop Their Kids From Smoking
Claire McCarthy, M.D.
Pediatrician, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
For every person who dies from smoking -- about 1,200 a day -- two youths or young adults become smokers. Ninety percent of these "replacement" smokers have their first cigarette before they are 18 years old. One of them could be your kid.
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