Tobacco Advertising and its dangerous effects on young people.
Tobacco Advertising Makes Young People Their Chief Target
Everyday 3,000 children start smoking, most them between the ages of
10 and 18. These kids account for 90 percent of all new smokers. In fact,
90 percent of all adult smokers said that they first lit up as teenagers
(Roberts). These statistics clearly show that young people are the prime
target in the tobacco wars. The cigarette manufacturers may deny it, but
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