Every day nearly 4,000 kids under 18 try their first cigarette and 1,000 children under 18 become daily smokers. In high school, 7% of Asian American students smoke.
The FDA just announced new rules, which went into effect on June 22,2010 to limit the sale and marketing of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco by:
. Prohibiting the sale of cigarettes or smokeless tobacco to people younger than 18;
. Prohibiting the sale of cigarette packages with less than 20 cigarettes;
. Prohibiting distribution of free samples of cigarettes;
. Restricting distribution of free samples of smokeless tobacco; and
. Prohibiting tobacco companies from sponsoring any athletic, musical or other social or cultural events, among other things.
ASIA is pleased to promote the FDA’s Break the Chain campaign. To learn more and spread the word, click here.