How Cigarette Companies Rob the Future by Marketing to Today’s Youth
While the effects of cigarette smoking have become much more widely recognized among today’s adults, kids may not realize the damage they are doing by picking up a cigarette in middle or high school. In the past, cigarette companies were able to overtly advertise to children, but laws have limited their freedom in marketing. As this video explains, however, tobacco companies are still reaching children with products like eCigarettes that can do great harm. If people don’t start smoking before the age of 20, they are not likely to become regular smokers later in life. This means that childhood years are critical in making a clear message to children about the dangers that smoking presents.
If you are a smoker and you want to set an example for your child by quitting, reach out to Sunrise Children’s Hospital to learn about the resources available to you. Our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line can offer guidance and answers to your questions, so call us today at (702) 731-5437.