Youth

Smoke Free Indy is committed to preventing tobacco use among youth and protecting them from the harmful effects of exposure to secondhand smoke. We maintain a presence in Marion County by participating in health fairs, providing educational and entertaining presentations, and collaborating with schools, clubs, and other health-promoting organizations.

The Indiana Tobacco Quitline does provide services specifically tailored for teens 13-17 years old, who are ready to quit. Click here to learn more.

Check out the video below to see marketing tactics used by tobacco companies to encourage youth pick up. We will continue to advocate against this by educating and encouraging youth to never try the deadly product.

 

 

 

Youth Exposure to Advertising and E-Cigarette Use

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NewVoice_Logo 2009 Many Indianapolis youth are involved in the VOICE movement. VOICE is Indiana’s youth-led movement against the big tobacco companies. Click here for more info.
Image result for truth initiative logo no square Today’s teens and young adults can access information on millions of subjects almost instantly. But many of the same media that warn of the dangers of tobacco use also carry messages that smoking is cool—edgy—adult. That’s one reason nearly 4,000 kids under age 18 try their first cigarette every day. That’s almost 1.5 million youth a year. Click here for more info.
Each day in the United States an estimated 900 kids become daily cigarette smokers. Many of these kids will become addicted before they are old enough to understand the risks and will ultimately die too young of tobacco-related diseases. FDA is working to protect the health of America’s children and ultimately reduce the burden of illness and death caused by tobacco use. Click here for more info.

 

  • Indiana Youth Smoking Fact Sheet

    Indiana State Department of Health
  • E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults

    U.S. Surgeon General