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Tobacco is a breath-stinking, teeth-staining, law-violating, brown-spit-making, nicotine-addicting habit. Still think it’s worth it?

  • Tobacco Facts: Health
    If you’re under 18 and caught with tobacco, you’ll have to attend a tobacco awareness class or do community service.
    Ninety percent of adult smokers try their first cigarette before the age of 18.
    In Texas, 19,000 kids under 18 become new daily smokers each year.
    Eight out 10 Texas teens don’t smoke. Plus, if you don’t smoke during your teen years, you’re less likely to ever smoke.

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  • Smokeless Tobacco Campaign

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  • Youth Access Campaign

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  • Tobacco Facts: Financial
    Smoking costs the U.S. economy $263 million in direct health care costs and $266 million in lost productivity each day.
    Tobacco companies spent an estimated $586.4 million on marketing in Texas each year.
    The average cost of a pack of cigarettes in Texas is $5.56

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    How much has tobacco cost you?

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  • Tobacco Facts: Health
    A 20-cigarette-a-day smoker breathes in up to a full cup (about 210 grams) of tar in a year.
    Studies show nicotine is addictive in ways similar to heroin, cocaine, and alcohol.
    On average, people who smoke a pack a day die seven years earlier than people who have never smoked.
    Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States.

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  • Worth It? Campaign

    Worth It?

Smoking kills about 24,500 people in Texas each year. With numbers that high, it really can’t be worth it.