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Cigarettes – the Most Deadly Product Sold in America?

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Everyday, more than 3,500 kids try a cigarette, and about 1,000 kids become daily smokers. One-third of these kids will eventually die prematurely as a result of their addiction.

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, killing more than 400,000 and resulting in $96 billion in healthcare costs every year.

The launch of a new website for the Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids is a leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world. The organization”s website is a critical communications and fundraising command center that advocates for public policies that prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke.

You can find all of the information your family needs at www.TobaccoFreeKids.org including quick and easy access to an extensive collection of research such as popular fact sheets, and built-in promotion of web-based opportunities to participate in the Campaign.

The website updates follow the new Family Smoking and Tobacco Control Act – an historic victory for America”s children and health – which gave the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate the manufacturing, marketing and sale of tobacco products. This landmark law ended the special protection from regulation that the tobacco industry had for decades and represents a milestone in protecting America”s children and health from the devastating consequences of tobacco use.

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