We have an opiod overdose crisis, but cigarettes still kill 15 times more people




28,200 adults in New York State die each year from smoking-related disease

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease

The average age of a new smoker in New York State is 13 years old

Tobacco Marketing

Tobacco Marketing PROMOTES smoking among youth! Is there anything tobacco companies wouldn’t do to get tobacco in front of our youth? Tobacco companies spend billions on marketing in stores where youth can see it. The more tobacco marketing kids see, the more likely they are to smoke!

  • The average age of a new smoker is 13
  • The U.S. Surgeon General calls smoking a “pediatric epidemic”
  • Stores popular among youth contain 3 times more tobacco marketing than other stores in the same community
  • Tobacco marketing is recruiting youth to become REPLACEMENT smokers
  • In NYS, tobacco companies spend over half a million dollars a day on tobacco marketing
  • In NYS, there is 1 licensed tobacco retailer for every 194 children
  • 90% of adult smokers say they first tried smoking before age 18

Seen Enough Tobacco 2017 – Schopeg

Seen Enough Tobacco 3/13/2017 – Schopeg