Local students, BJACH, D.A.R.E. pledge to kick butts

FORT POLK, La. — Each day 700 kids become regular smokers. Another 3,000 kids try their first cigarette or oral tobacco. Ninety percent of all tobacco users started using it regularly by the time they were 18.

The Surgeon General’s December 2016 Report states that nearly 3 million middle school and high school students have used electronic cigarettes.

Tobacco remains the number one preventable cause of death among Americans, killing more than 480,000 people every year.


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