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Nearly 40% of the pediatric population is exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS). In addition, an estimated 80-90% of adult smokers began smoking during adolescence. Parents play a very important role in protecting their children from smoke exposure and preventing tobacco use.

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Alternative Forms of Tobacco are Dangerous

The tobacco industry is constantly searching for new ways to reinvent their products. There are many forms of tobacco, and many of them are easy for adolescents to conceal. Knowing what’s out there and having a discussion with your children can help them make the right choices.