In NH, 11.7% of NH high school youth reported smoking a whole cigarette for the first time before the age of thirteen. It is important to start educating children at an early age about the dangers of tobacco use.
The Report of the Surgeon General Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults recommends taking these steps:
NH was one of the first states to prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes to minors under 18. Breathe NH and members of its New Hampshire Youth Network helped pass this law in 2010, House Bill 1541.
Read more about the policy victory here.
Learn more about E-Cigarettes and youth vaping prevention