Candy-flavored tobacco products enticing Canadian students to take up smoking, survey says
TORONTO – More than half of Canadian high school students say they’ve tried smoking flavored tobacco products within the past month, new nationwide data suggests.
The Canadian Cancer Society and provincial organizations across the country are calling on health officials to ban these products for young smokers that come in bright packaging and flavors such as watermelon, chocolate or strawberry.
In the past 30 days, 52 per cent of high schoolers from grade 9 to grade 12 tried these products. That’s about 169,300 teens.