Dear Mr. Trump,
Hi , my name is William Kimani and would like to first, congratulate you on becoming the President Elect. I hope that you will make America great again. Now that you are president, I know there are very important priorities at the moment, however, I would like to request that you address teen smoking . More and more teens are smoking and I strongly feel it should be stopped due to the negative side effects such as tooth decay, brain damage and cancer. Smoking can also lead to early death. Most teens smoke because of influence and then they get addicted.
I did a research and I came across many articles talking about teens smoking weed and tobacco. According to CDC it says that “If smoking continues at the current rate among youth in this country, 5.6 million of today’s Americans younger than 18 will die early from a smoking-related illness.” “That’s about 1 of every 13 Americans aged 17 years or younger alive today.” As Americans, we need to fix that.
On CNN.com, I found many articles about this matter, such as a 17-year-old boy giving a young child in diaper a joint to smoke (September 23, 2016). California has passed a new law where the new age limit to smoke is now 21 (May 5,2016), but these laws are not stopping underage smoking.
President Elect Trump, please take this under consideration. Some of my suggestions would be to establish educational systems to teach teens the dangers of smoking and having rehab centers for teens that do smoking.
William Kimani, Lobo School of Innovations , San Jose, California