Tobacco Information for Parents

Nicotine from smoking can damage the developing brain during adolescent growing years. This part of the brain manages impulse control, making personal choices, and weighing consequences.

Teens should know that smoking and tobacco use can cause these health issues, in addition to cancer, heart, and lung disease. more

  • Acne
  • Premature wrinkles
  • Belly fat
  • Hearing loss
  • Dental and oral health issues
  • Breathing problems
  • Hormone problems
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Weakened immune system
  • Muscle problems
  • Weakened bones

What you should do

  • Know about the latest flavored tobacco products which are sold in candy-like packaging. taste like candy, make tobacco easy to use and easy to conceal.
  • Know what’s in your child’s backpack? more
  • Talk to your kids about the dangers of tobacco and these new products.
  • If you are a parent and you smoke, the single most important thing you can do for your health and that of your children is to quit for good.