Smoking causes nearly 8,000 deaths each year in Massachusetts.
90% of smokers start before age 18.
Teen smokers are 3 times more likely to use flavored tobacco than people over 25.
Flavored cigarettes are banned in the US. Other flavored tobacco products aren’t.
Big Tobacco sells products in over 45 sweetened flavors.
About one third of youth smokers will eventually die from a tobacco-related disease.
1 in 4 Boston high school students reports having smoked Black & Milds.
Big Tobacco spends almost $200 million a year on marketing just in Massachusetts.