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Dade City urges merchants not to sell candy-flavored tobacco products to underage patrons – 11 de Febrero de 2015 – EEUU

DADE CITY — City commissioners are asking local merchants to stop selling and marketing fruit- and candy-flavored tobacco products to underage patrons.

The commission passed the resolution Tuesday after a presentation by several teen members of Students Working Against Tobacco, a Florida youth organization aimed at educating fellow youth about the dangers of tobacco.

Several commissioners said they were unaware of some of the products on the market, such as dissolvable, flavored tobacco tablets that look like mints.

While selling tobacco to anyone under the age of 18 is illegal, the students said kids their age still manage to obtain the products. Dade City joins Pasco County and the cities of San Antonio and New Port Richey in adopting resolutions. The students hope to get all of the county's municipalities on board in order to present a united front with the state Legislature.

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