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Young people are being increasingly targeted by the tobacco industry

Young people are being increasingly targeted by the tobacco industry

The tobacco industry promotes its products to potential smokers, including young people, to ensure the market for tobacco continues to increase and that dying smokers and those who quit smoking are replaced. Take measures to protect young people against the harms of tobacco use.

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Waterpipes are not a safe alternative to cigarettes

Waterpipes are not a safe alternative to cigarettes

Waterpipe tobacco use is damaging to health in similar ways to cigarette tobacco use. Waterpipe tobacco use is not a safe alternative to cigarettes, and there is no proof that any device or accessory can make waterpipe smoking safer. Include waterpipes in tobacco control efforts.

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Smokeless tobacco use is rising among young people and women

Smokeless tobacco use is rising among young people and women

Smokeless tobacco use is rising, especially among young people and women. Smokeless tobacco is being increasingly marketed by the tobacco industry. It is highly addictive and damaging to health yet it has not had the same amount of regulation as cigarettes. Include smokeless tobacco use in tobacco control efforts.

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E-cigarettes are a threat to health

E-cigarettes are a threat to health

Claims about the safety of e-cigarettes and their efficacy in cessation are unfounded in scientific evidence. E-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is a harmful and addictive ingredient, and affects brain development in youth. E-cigarettes are also associated with injuries and illnesses, such as explosions and fires, throat and mouth infections, coughs, nausea and vomiting. Educate about use of e-cigarettes.

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