American Lung Association News - Help Students Breathe Easier As School Starts

Health and Fitness

September 8, 2023

Raise your hand for a healthy school year

The overwhelming majority of adult smokers begin smoking before age 18, and many are addicted before they even finish high school. The American Lung Association is committed to helping students breathe easier as the new school year begins. That means working to END the youth vaping epidemic.

Donate to help reach our $20,000 Back-to-School goal and help fund our nationwide efforts to prevent students from starting a lifelong dependency to tobacco.

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1 in 10 Teen-Agers use Tobacco Products

Your donation will help save young lives by…

- Supporting advocacy to change tobacco policies at ALL levels of government, including rules about how tobacco companies market e-cigarettes to teenagers.

- Increasing access to the Vape-Free Schools Initiative, a program to prevent students from starting tobacco use.

- Expanding efforts to help students who already smoke, vape or chew to quit through the Not-On-Tobacco cessation program.

Invest in students’ health

The Tobacco Industry is determined to turn young tobacco users into lifelong customers. Help kick off the new school year by making a positive, life-changing impact: Donate to help end the youth tobacco epidemic once and for all.

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