viernes, 12 de septiembre de 2014 – 12 de septiembre de 2014 – Canadá

Flavored tobacco gateway to teen smoking, Windsor expert says

The manager of the Windsor branch of the Canadian Cancer Society says the packaging of flavored products is misleading.

Flavored tobacco popular with Canadian teens: survey

"Parents would not necessarily be able to recognize it in their kid's bag," said Judey Lund. "If your kid got it for Halloween, you wouldn't know it. You would just look at it and glance and think it's just candy. So it makes it more appealing to young people."

A new survey from the University of Waterloo said half of the high school students who smoke say they've used flavored products in the past month.

The school's Propel Centre for Population Health Impact put together the study on behalf of Health Canada and found that 50 per cent of high school students who had used tobacco within the past 30 days used flavored products.

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