Help Our Kids Be Tobacco-Free
Delta Dental is joining the campaign to create a tobacco-free generation of healthy kids. The materials we have posted here can be used to encourage young people not to start, or to stop if they do use tobacco.
Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death and disease in the United States. The fact is that we cannot end the tobacco epidemic without focusing our efforts on young people. If we can prevent adolescents from using tobacco before the age 18, the chances are high that they will never take up the habit.
Smoking can cause health-related problems for teens at an early age, including periodontal disease, coughing, shortness of breath and other issues related to nicotine addiction.