Meeting with Rep. Jessie Rodriguez

On Thursday, December 6th, Volition Franklin Youth FACT group met with Representative Jessie Rodriguez to share the work they have been doing, specifically around youth tobacco and vape use.  Students explained how cigarillos and e-juice are flavored and packaged like candy.  Almost 9 in 10 cigarette smokers tried smoking before they were 18 years old.  Today, almost 75% of high-school aged youth using tobacco products reported using a flavored tobacco product.  Volition Franklin Youth FACT group helps spread the truth about tobacco by encouraging healthy, informed decisions amongst their peers.