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A new survey of eighth- and 11th-graders in Multnomah County found one out of six has tried the new flavored cigars or flavored chewing tobacco. One in 10 smokes a hookah — a water pipe typically filled with flavored tobacco. “It’s not really an acciden
Now, after the federal ban on flavored cigarettes four years ago, flavored cigars are now all the rage, especially among younger smokers. “One thing that the cigarette company learned long ago is the earlier you can get someone hooked on your product, t
Now, after the federal ban on flavored cigarettes four years ago, flavored cigars are now all the rage, especially among younger smokers. “One thing that the cigarette company learned long ago is the earlier you can get someone hooked on your product, th
Today, e-cigarettes and cigars are being manufactured, marketed and sold without any FDA regulations. No warning labels, no disclosure of ingredients, no requirement for safe manufacturing practice, no advertising restrictions. … ATS calls on the FDA t
Are all these products better or worse than old-fashioned cigarettes? While products that do not burn tobacco are less risky, there is the danger their users will graduate to or use them alongside their more lethal relatives that burn regular and menthol
two things perfectly clear. First, it is powerful affirmation that we know how to reduce smoking and other tobacco use by implementing proven strategies, … Second, it demonstrates to other states and the entire nation that we can drive down youth smokin
To examine how heavily companies market to young people Cantrell sent field researchers out to about 750 small grocery and convenience stores in Washington, D.C. Stores in areas dominated by young people had far more ads for little cigars, compared to m
With a 2009 federal law prohibiting flavors in cigarettes but not cigars, young smokers have increasingly turned to flavored cigars, the Associated Press reports Rather than ban flavors in cigars in 2009, Congress delegated regulatory authority to the Fo
EXTENSIVE FIELD STUDY IN WASHINGTON, DC SHOWS LITTLE CIGARS AND CIGARILLOS ARE MORE AVAILABLE, CHEAPER, AND HIGHLY ADVERTISED IN AFRICAN AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOODS
“We shouldn’t need 40 years of study to figure out that chocolate-and grape-flavored cigars are being smoked by young people.” MATTHEW L. MYERS, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, on efforts to increase regulation of cigar smoking.