miércoles, 28 de mayo de 2014 – 25 de mayo de 2014 – EEUU – New York

Letter: Snuff out flavored tobacco

As a mother and grandmother, I am shocked that flavored tobacco is still legally sold in New York. Any parent knows that children are attracted to products that taste like dessert.

This is a clear effort to get our kids hooked, and it’s working. A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that over 40 percent of middle and high school students who smoke use flavored tobacco products like small cigars or menthol flavored cigarettes.

Now we learn that candy-flavored cigars, snuff and e-cigarettes are in fact flavored with the same ingredients used in Kool-Aid, Jolly Ranchers and other kid-oriented treats. This is according to researchers at Portland State University, published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Enough is enough. New York City has already restricted the sale of these products. Our state needs to do the same.

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