Empowering Families

Parent's Resources About Smoking

Teenage Smoking is an enormous problem in the United States and around the world. According to the World Health Organization,

"Among young people, the short-term health consequences of smoking include respiratory and non respiratory effects, addiction to nicotine, and the associated risk of other drug use. Long-term health consequences of youth smoking are reinforced by the fact that most young people who smoke regularly continue to smoke throughout adulthood.(1) Cigarette smokers have a lower level of lung function than those persons who have never smoked.(1) Smoking reduces the rate of lung growth.(1)"

Below are links to resources that offer insight into the challenges of smoking among youth and 10 ways to keep teens smoke free.

Check Out the Surgeon General's Report On Smoking

The No. 1 Cause of Unintentional Death in America


Unintentional poisoning deaths in the adult population were not prevalent until the early 1990s. Since then this category has skyrocketed to first place, driven by unintentional drug overdose predominantly from prescription painkillers. Learn more.

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