Here is an excerpt from the most recent FDA information:

“FDA initiated a national public education campaign to prevent youth tobacco use and reduce the number of kids ages 12 to 17 who become regular smokers. “The Real Cost” campaign is the FDA’s first of several tobacco education campaigns using the authority granted under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.

Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of disease, disability and death in the United States, causing more than 480,000 deaths each year. Each day, more than 3,200 youth under age 18 in the US try their first cigarette and more than 700 kids < 18 become daily smokers.”

Visit the link above (“The Real Cost”)to see what information you can use to help prevent the teens you know from smoking.