Youth

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Did you know?? 

If someone starts drinking at age 15, he is 4 times more likely to become an alcoholic than if he doesn’t drink until age 21? (PA Dept. of Health)

Pennsylvania Tobacco Facts

  • 17,300 youth in Pennsylvania will become new daily smokers every year
  • 858,000 young Pennsylvanians will be exposed to secondhand smoke at home
  • 300,000 kids now under 18 and living in Pennsylvania will ultimately die prematurely from smoking
  • Smoking-caused health costs in Pennsylvania reach over 5 BILLION dollars
  • Tobacco use kills more than 400,000 people each year in the U.S., more than the total number killed by AIDS, alcohol, motor vehicles, homicide, illegal drugs, and suicide combined

Youth Resources

KidsHealth

Teen Central

NIDA for Teens

Too Smart to Start