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1 Shashi Patel Seema Kurup ENG 101, SRP # 2 April 18, 2006 Stop Smoking Among The Teens Stopping teens from smoking is big challenge in many communities facing today. Many communities can only watch without taking any action while local businesses continue to sell tobacco products to minors, even under risk of penalty of law. Large percentage of teens today are getting their cigarettes from stores, mostly gas stations or convenience store. it’s very difficult to stop them until our government take any special steps to stops those vendors who sell cigarettes to minors. Government should start programs that forbade and strictly punished the sale of tobacco products to minors. The entire program includes local licensing of vendors, undercover inspections to see if the sale to minors has stopped, and education programs in schools.
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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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