Offense Is The Best Defense
In 1998, a $206 billion settlement from tobacco companies to 46 states included a ban on all outdoor advertising of tobacco products. In 1999, the CDC appropriated more than $80 million to curtail tobacco use among young people. Coordinated education and prevention programs through schools have lowered the onset of smoking by 37% in seventh-grade students alone. By educating today's youth to the dangers of tobacco use, adults of tomorrow will have a longer, healthier, more productive life.
See also Respiratory system.
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