Tobacco Use Prevention Program
Every day nearly 4,000 kids under 18 try their first cigarette and 1,000 kids under 18 become daily 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.
FDA is issuing a final rule that contains a broad set of federal requirements designed to significantly curb access to and the appeal of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products to children and adolescents in the United States.
The new rule became effective on June 22, 2010, and has the force and effect of law. Among other things, the rule:
You can be part of protecting the next generation from tobacco-related diseases.
Please discuss with your children, grandchildren and other members of your family and community the importance of reducing the access to and attractiveness of tobacco products to our children.
Please support the retailers in your community in both understanding and complying with the new requirements.
If you see that the new rules are not being followed, please contact FDA by calling 1-877-CTP-1373 and pressing #4 to report a violation.
A new public service advertisement (PSA) featuring Dr. Regina Benjamin, U.S. Surgeon General, shows teens describing their futures if they use tobacco. The PSA makes it clear that smoking causes immediate damage that leads to health problems, even death.
Gallatin County Tobacco Use Prevention Program
404 West Main
Bozeman, Montana 59715