MARCH IS TOBACCO AWARENESS MONTH -
Big Tobacco’s lies are everywhere. They’re in advertising messages like “Be Kool,” “Pleasure to burn” and “Light and Luscious.” They’re in the magazines we read, the movies we watch, even the stores where we shop…and they are killing nearly half a million Americans every year.
The tobacco industry addicts more than 1,000 youth every day—and one in three of them will die prematurely because of tobacco use.
So what does Big Tobacco see when they look at teens? They see “replacement customers” for the smokers they kill every day. As a 1981 Philip Morris marketing report noted, “Today’s teenager is tomorrow’s potential regular customer.”
Well, we’ll see about that. Today’s teens are turning the tables on Big Tobacco by exposing their lies and manipulations. On Kick Butts Day and throughout the year, youth are choosing to STAND OUT…SPEAK UP…and SEIZE CONTROL AGAINST BIG TOBACCO!
Youth are telling the real story about tobacco. They’re spreading the word that tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. In fact, tobacco use kills more people than alcohol, AIDS, car crashes, illegal drugs, murders, and suicides COMBINED.
Worldwide, tobacco use kills one person every 6 seconds-that’s 600 people every hour and 14,400 every day in the U.S., that’s one dead American every 72 seconds.
Big Tobacco knows people wouldn’t buy their deadly products if… (to be continued in Part 2).
CTCADA offers both adolescent intervention and treatment programs. Education, individual counseling, family therapy, group counseling and referral to other resources are all part of a comprehensive effort to prevent or intervene in youth alcohol and drug abuse. Call us at 254-690-4455!