Public Education

Educators, social advocates and business leaders can play an important role in influencing social norms around tobacco use and limiting access to and use of tobacco products among youth and young adults. Public education programs at the local, state and national levels are an essential tool in achieving a culture where youth and young adults reject tobacco. Knowing the facts about the health effects and social consequences of tobacco and the marketing tactics of the tobacco industry allow youth and young adults to make informed decisions about tobacco use and influence others to do the same.