Day at the Capitol 2019

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Point of Sale

The tobacco industry knows they can directly market to teens by
advertising and promoting their products in environments like convenience
stores where they have a captive audience.

Tobacco 21

According to the CDC, nearly 90% of smokers try
their first cigarette before age 18.




24% of high school teens in PA use e-cigarettes. [1]


89% of cigarette smokers first tried smoking by age 18.  [1]

244,000 kids in PA under age 18 will die prematurely if smoking rates don’t change. [2]

Teens joined TRU in the fight against tobacco in 2018-2019!


[1] Census V2016 estimate; CDC YRBSS 2016; CDC 2014; CDC 2012[2] Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

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