Ask your representative to co-sponsor H543, 2023 Youth END Act
H543, 2023 Youth END Act, will provide $17 million in funding to prevent youth e-cigarette use. This funding is especially critical as e-cigarette use among North Carolina high school students continues to rise, and has now increased by 1129% since 2011. More than 20% of NC high school students and more than 6% of NC middle school students use e-cigarettes.
North Carolina receives $140 million from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement every year. The State has the funds to pay for these essential programs.
E-cigarette use poses a significant – and avoidable – health risk to youth. Youth are not just experimenting with e-cigarettes, but are using them frequently, leading to an addiction that is difficult to break.
Please ask your representative to co-sponsor this important bill!