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Youth tobacco use in Alabama an epidemic

Troubling news coming out of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network today, at the Alabama state capitol auditorium. Teen use of tobacco products, inc...

Troubling news coming out of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network today, at the Alabama state capitol auditorium. Teen use of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, is a public health epidemic.

Tobacco use across the country among teens has jumped 36%. In Alabama, 14% of high school students smoke cigarettes, that’s 1 in 7 — nearly a quarter of those use e-cigarettes.

Organizers want state lawmakers to keep passing policies and legislation to prevent children from developing tobacco addiction.

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