"The youth market is VERY important to the big tobacco companies, because young smokers are needed to replace older smokes who quit or die." The Surgeon General's Report for Kids about Smoking. 1994.
KIDS are important to tobacco companies because if people don't start smoking while in school, they probably never will!
You mean we're TARGETS? They want us HOOKED so they can make more $$$?
ADVERTISING is the way companies sell their products and make BIG $$$...about $200,000 for each 1 pack a day smoker who starts as a teen!
Wow! Just IMAGINE what I could buy with $200,000!!!