Youth Smoking and the Tobacco Industry
Youth Smoking and the Industry
In the program description, Sparber summarizes the threat that the youth smoking issue poses to the industry, and what has been done so far to address it. He says why these efforts have been weak and suggests possible fixes. He then discusses the pros and cons of each proposed fix.
The last page of the document, titled "Benefits," describes the benefits a youth smoking prevention program could have for the industry: a youth program could "help shift the issue from the federal to the state level which would take longer and remain incomplete;" the strategy could help the industry redefine the issue from the industry's irresponsibility to parents' failure to control their children.