The average age for the first time Indiana resident to try tobacco is 8. The average age of an addicted tobacco user, under 18, is 12. These were just a few of the startling facts presented to the Douglas MacArthur G.U.T.S. Club by Danette Short from Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital. She also explained to the group how the tobacco industry is using e-cigarettes to appeal to younger consumers.
These are pig’s lungs that Ms. Short brought in to demonstrate the toll that tobacco can on human lungs. The lung on the left is a normal lung. The one on the right is a lung that was exposed to tobacco.