January 24, 2017

#ShattertheMyths: Tobacco

Today’s myth on social media was that teens who start smoking are able to quit whenever they want.

Most people who start smoking in their teens become regular smokers before they are 18.

Did you know? Research says that teens who see a lot of smoking in movies are more likely to start smoking themselves. Sometimes characters smoke to look edgy and rebellious; but sometimes it’s just about product placement—the tobacco industry trying to get into your head and your pockets.

All information taken from Drugs: Shatter the Myths by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

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