Big Tobacco, Big Vape, Big Addiction

Ann Marie Rakovic, Tobacco Use expert, explores on the 2018 World No Tobacco Day, the advances in reducing tobacco use in the U.S. as well as how tobacco companies have evolved to stay in business and keep people chemically dependent on nicotine.

Growing up in a Tobacco-Filled World

I smoked my first cigarette when I was 10 years old. It seemed like a normal thing to do. I wrapped tape around the end of one of my father’s non-filter cigarettes so I wouldn’t have to spit out the bits of tobacco that fell from the tip when it became moistened by my mouth.