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Marketing influences kids

March 29, 2013
The Leader Herald

I think tobacco marketing has influenced young people. Many would have a healthier life by not experimenting with tobacco.

There are some local stores near our school that have tobacco marketing, and I do not like that some of my classmates have started smoking just because these stores have so many different tobacco posters in their windows. I understand that marketing is part of their business, but I'm asking they please stop marketing to the younger population.

Tobacco marketing also seems to kids that it is OK to smoke when it's really not. It does more harm to kids than good. If you smoke at an early age, it will be harder to quit, and it's not healthy for a growing young body. I don't want to become a next-generation smoker and I don't want my friends to become one either. I also don't want to see tobacco marketing where I shop or hang out.

JEREMY ESPINOZA

Amsterdam

 
 

 

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