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ATS in Action: Tobacco & Kids

The younger a person starts using tobacco, the faster they become addicted — and the harder it is to stop. This is why luring and addicting youth is such a critical part of the business strategy for tobacco companies. They are now producing candy-flavored products designed specifically to appeal to youth. We recently conducted a smell test to see if children could tell the difference between candy and candy-flavored tobacco products. Here's what we found:

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Raising awareness about the tactics the tobacco industry is using to target youth is the first step toward ensuring tighter tobacco control and protecting the health of our children. Help spread the word!

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ATS Health Information Series

The following printable documents from the ATS Public Health Information Series will provide you with further details about how the tobacco industry is taking aim at kids, and what we can do about it.

Target Youth Flier

The Tobacco Industry Targets Youth

Tobacco 21 Flier

Tobacco 21

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Last Reviewed: November 2017