3.19 KINES126

3.19 KINES126 - KINES126.1 Friday, March 19th, 1999...

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KINES126.1 Friday, March 19th, 1999 Announcements: Lecture Notes: TOBACCO Gateway drugs Tobacco, alcohol, and inhalants are known as the gateway drugs becuase they are drugs that kids start out with before moving on to harsher drugs such as marijuana, etc. in the future. A study done in 1994 found that 22% of smokers began smoking in 6th and 7th grades. Children as regular smokers 3000 children a day in the United States become regular smokers. Children are the prime target of major cigarette companies. Cigarette companies need to replace their adult customers that quit and die from tobacco related illnesses. Joe Camel is a cartoon character that provides a favorable idea of smoking to young children. This sends mixed messages to children who learn that cigarette smoking is unhealthy in school. Why are cigarettes legal, despite the fact that they are so bad for you? Major tobacco industries have a lot of economic power. The government makes a lot of money from cigarette taxes.
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2008 for the course KINES 126 taught by Professor Maney during the Spring '99 term at Penn State.

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3.19 KINES126 - KINES126.1 Friday, March 19th, 1999...

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