Cigarettes & Smokeless Tobacco
- Youth are more sensitive to nicotine and can become dependent earlier than adults.
- Because of the increased risk of nicotine addiction, 3 out of 4 teen smokers end up smoking into adulthood.
- 90% of regular smokers had their first cigarette before they turned 18.
SOURCE: US Surgeon General’s Fact Sheet on Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults