1. Tobacco and alcohol are the true gateway drugs because they are legal, easily accessible and not as scary to kids because of parental use and social acceptance.
2. Tobacco companies need replacements for their dying customers.
3. Tobacco products are colorful and offer candy flavors to market to high school students.
4. Tobacco related deaths kill more than HIV, illegal drugs, car accidents and firearms combined.
The Drug Prevention Team set up "Kick Butts Day" awareness displays at Grand Prairie and South Grand Prairie High.
GP counselor, Melissa Honstreiter and student, Marco Villareal illustrate how tobacco companies need replacements for their dying customers.