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Unformatted text preview: Woodridge , IL has become the first community , who start this kind of program a seven years ago. A recent national study showed that 36.5% of females, and 40.8% of males buy their cigarettes from stores, whether it be a gas station or a supermarket. Hopefully, as more and more merchants see the trouble they face if caught selling to minors, definitely they will stop selling. Its true that tightening down on stores that sell tobacco to minors isn¹t going to completely stop the problem of teen tobacco use. Teens continue to get them from other sources. But it definitely does hamper their efforts. With more education in schools, and perhaps stronger punishments for teens caught with tobacco, more and more teens will see the problems with the tobacco usage, and will stop this bad hab it ....
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- Fall '08
- Literature, Patel Seema Kurup