• chris9239

Millions of high school students think they're experimenting when they light up

Dear Heartbeat,

Millions of high school students think they're experimenting when they light up with friends in a cloud of smoke. Those who vape believe (wrongly) they're making a safer choice.

While just 14% of adults still smoke cigarettes, e-cigarettes are now grabbing ahold of a new generation. Did you know 1 in 5 high school students are vaping? Or that e-cigarettes deliver a higher concentration of nicotine than traditional smoking ever did?

Your generous gift supporting Heart Walk meant so much to so many people, I thought you might like to learn more about this important issue facing our nation's youth.

High school is a critical age – 90% of smokers tried tobacco for the first time before they turned 18. That's why Congress has introduced the Tobacco to 21 Act (H.R. 2411/S. 1258) in an effort to prohibit the sale of tobacco products in this country to anyone under age 21.

The journey to end tobacco use and nicotine addiction in the U.S. starts with heart – your heart and ours. Learn how you can make a difference for our nation's youth.

Many thanks,

Bert Scott Chairman of the Board Volunteer, 22 Years American Heart Association - American Stroke Association

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