According to Legacy, a Washington, D.C,-based public health foundation dedicated to tobacco control, more than 5.6 million young people alive today are projected to die prematurely from the use of tobacco products.
Nearly 3,200 young people try their first cigarette every day, and one-third of youth smokers will eventually die from tobacco use.
Living a Smoke-Free Lifestyle
Vincent Irving, 24, is one of four people participating in Legacy's fellowship program this year. He has been involved in smoking prevention and cessation programs for young adults since he was in high school. For five years, he served as the coordinator for Students Against Tobacco, a tobacco prevention program for middle and high scholars. Today, he also works for the Florida Department of Health in Leon County as a tobacco prevention specialist.
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