The Many Faces of Modern Addiction
Tobacco companies aren’t giving up on hooking the next generation of smokers—they continue to market cigarettes to youth, no matter how much they deny it.
But now, they’re also targeting young people with new, addictive products like e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products. Sleek designs, candy flavors, trendy retail shops, social media influencers and sports sponsorships are all part of the tobacco industry’s modern strategy to lure young users into addiction.
They say these electronic products are safer. Just like they said filtered and “light” cigarettes were safer, even though evidence eventually proved they were no less harmful than regular cigarettes.