Reducing exposure to secondhand smoke through promotion of voluntary policies throughout Maine.
The vast majority (98%) adults who smoke started smoking before the age of 26. Youth are sensitive to nicotine and can feel dependent earlier than adults. As a result, 3 out of 4 teen smokers will smoke as adults. Educational facilities are in a unique position to reduce the problem of smoking and tobacco use by young people by adopting policies that change the norms related to use and exposure.