Stand up for vermont’s youth

Help counter the tobacco industry’s influence in the retail environment and its impact on Vermont’s youth.

Two in three youth say they use non-cigarette tobacco products like e-cigs, little cigars, and chew because they come in the candy flavors they like

Two in three youth who use tobacco say they use non-cigarette tobacco products like e-cigs, little cigars, and chew because they come in the candy flavors they like. These products entice kids into a lifetime of tobacco addiction.

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See why others support CounterBalance, then write and share your own reason below.

By making flavored tobacco products attractive to young people - they get hooked at an early age, and it is very hard to quit! Oral cancer is a very real concern

Rhea Clark

Wilmington

Flavored tobacco products provide an easy pathway to possible lifelong addiction for our kids to tobacco use

Karen Avery

West Dover

People are unaware that the effects are the same as smoking or chewing tobacco

Amra Jusupovic

Burlington

The safety of my lungs

Avery Smith

Burlington

Tobacco can damage your lungs, and overtime make it hard to breathe

Madison Ashford

Williamstown

Because it causes seizures

Starr Wolfe

Brattleboro

People should never consider vapors as a healthy alternative to smoking. 20 yrs from now we may find them more harmful than actual cigarettes

Zachary Nazman

Brattleboro

It is very bad for you, highly addictive and may lead to smoking

Rachel Kiddy

Jacksonville

VERMONT’S YOUTH NEED YOUR HELP

Underage tobacco use won’t go away on its own. In fact, it’s a big problem across our state. The numbers speak for themselves.

25%

of Vermont youth who use tobacco believe flavored tobacco products are safer.

2x

Vermont youth are TWICE as likely to try a flavored tobacco product over a non-flavored one than an adult is.

66%

of Vermont adults believe that ALL flavored tobacco products should be illegal.

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