January 24, 2017

#ShattertheMyths: Tobacco

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

FACT:
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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