Introduction: The tobacco industry makes billions of dollars annually. In order to maintain this profitability, they need to create more than 400,000 new teen addicts every year. In this lesson, you learned some of the harmful short- and long-term effects of teen tobacco use. The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids is an organization that aims to prevent teens from starting to smoke, help smokers quit, and protect nonsmokers from the dangers of secondhand smoke. Its fact sheet on smoking and kids has more information about how smoking affects young people and about the extensive efforts tobacco companies make to market their products.
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