Tobacco Companies Recruit Our Children in Almost Every Store

The Tobacco Industry spends billions of dollars each year at the Point of Sale, turning the retail environment into a recruitment center.  Most regular smokers (90%) begin smoking by the time they reach the age of 18 which makes adolescents the primary “replacement smokers” required to keep the industry in business.  Communities can take action to reduce the impact of tobacco marketing on their youth through policy change.


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