Hundreds Of Teens Protest Candy-Flavored Tobacco At Capitol
The protesters say the the flavored tobacco is deliberately targeting young people.
Candy-Flavored Tobacco Draws Scrutiny From California Counties
While fewer young Americans are puffing on cigarettes, more teens are using flavored tobacco, typically by vaping with electronic cigarettes or smoking tiny cigars known as cigarillos. This year, there’s a renewed push to banish flavored tobacco products, which health officials and others fear are luring the next generation of nicotine addicts by targeting teens and kids. (Buck, 3/27)
California Teens Speak Out Against Candy-Flavored Tobacco At State Capitol
More teens are turning to fruit- and candy-flavored tobacco, raising concerns that sweetened e-cigarettes and cigarillos are a gateway to nicotine addiction. A California anti-tobacco campaign targeting teens has ramped up in high schools and at a recent state Capitol rally on Kick Butts Day. (Buck, 3/27)