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High Nicotine Levels Among Non-smoking Restaurant Workers

Vending Machine Restrictions

Teen Tobacco Use Prevalence

Health Effects of Tobacco

Tobacco As A "Gateway" Drug

Cigarette Smoking-Related Mortality

The Tobacco Industry
  Their Own Words About Nicotine
  Their Own Words About Marketing To Kids

Victims of Tobacco Victims of Tobacco

Link Between Cigarettes and Illicit Drugs
The rate of past month illicit drug use among both adults and youths was higher among those that were currently using cigarettes or alcohol, compared with adults and youths not using cigarettes or alcohol. In 2000, 4.6 percent of nonsmokers aged 12 to 17 years used illicit drugs, while among youths who used cigarettes, the rate of past month illicit drug use was 42.7 percent.

Link Between Alcohol and Illicit Drugs
The rate of illicit drug use was also associated with the level of alcohol use. Among youths who were heavy drinkers in 2000, 65.5 percent were also current illicit drug users. Among nondrinkers, only 4.2 percent were current illicit drug users (SAMHSA 2000).