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Sale of flavored tobacco products soar

Ann Marie Bossard, co-owner of Anthracite Newstand in Wilkes-Barre, saw sales of flavored tobacco products will increase as the cost of cigarettes has increased, and the economy soured. And younger customers and women are the main buyers.
As she spoke Wednesday about the many flavored cigars are now available, mango and melon, vanilla white with pink berries, Avery Bradford came in to buy a five-pack of grape flavored cigars Phillies Blunts. Read more

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Flavored cigar rule troubling

June 8th, 2012 Posted in Cigarettes flavors Tags:

Flavored cigar rule
As a small business owner in Daytona Beach, I do not promote or allow the sale of tobacco products to minors; however, I find the recent article concerning the local government’s efforts to prohibit the sale of flavored cigars very troubling. This appears to be another example of government rules and regulations to legislate individual behavior. Ream more »

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City Commission discourages sale of flavored tobacco

May 17th, 2012 Posted in Cigarettes flavors Tags:

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The Gainesville City Commission’s stance against the sale of candy-flavored tobacco products will officially go on the record with the passing of a new resolution Thursday.
The City Commission’s resolution urges vendors around the city to stop selling and marketing flavored tobacco as a way to reduce exposure of the products to children and young adults. Ream more »

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Extend ban on flavored tobacco

April 19th, 2012 Posted in Cigarettes flavors Tags:

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The smoke screen around young people hasn’t yet cleared, despite the federal law in 2009 banning the sale of flavored cigarettes. That’s why state lawmakers should support a bill that would ban other flavored tobacco products, including small cigars, chewing tobacco and snuff.
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Smoking Menthols Increases Stroke Risk

April 19th, 2012 Posted in Cigarettes flavors Tags:

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We all know that smoking cigarettes is not good for us. But new research suggests that smoking menthol cigarettes can double one’s risk of having a stroke.

Nicholas Vozoris, a clinical associate at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, told Reuters, “They’re all bad, but having said that, from a harm-reduction perspective this study does lend to the view of avoiding — at a minimum — mentholated types.”
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Smoking Menthol Cigarettes May More than Double the Risk for Stroke

April 12th, 2012 Posted in Cigarettes flavors Tags:

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Smoking menthol cigarettes may more than double the risk for stroke compared to smoking other types of cigarettes, particularly for women and non-black smokers, according to a new large study.

Researchers analyzed data from a federal health survey that consisted of 5,167 current smokers in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from 2001 to 2008, Ream more »

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Will Removing Menthol From Cigarettes Improve Our Health?

March 28th, 2012 Posted in Cigarettes flavors Tags:

Menthol From Cigarettes
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently considering whether to ban the use of menthol as an additive to cigarettes. Mentholated cigarettes account for roughly 30 percent of cigarettes sold in the United States, and they are favored by African-American smokers by roughly a threefold margin compared to white smokers. They are also favored by women smokers. A major aspect of the FDA charge is to determine whether use of mentholated cigarettes is more harmful than use of non-mentholated cigarettes. Ream more »

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Lake spreads word on risks of candy-flavored tobacco items

January 9th, 2012 Posted in Cigarettes flavors Tags:

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Efforts are under way around the state to limit the placement of candy-flavored tobacco products that might entice young people to pick up the smoking habit. On Tuesday, the Safe Climate Coalition of Lake County will get an update on the issue from Melaine Chin, health-education program consultant for the Lake County Health Department’s Tobacco Prevention Program. Ream more »

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City leaders want to ban flavored tobacco

August 2nd, 2011 Posted in Cigarettes flavors Tags:

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There is a new spin on traditional chewing tobacco, and it’s being sold to area minors. You can find it in cherry, root beer and cool mint flavors and the city of Fort Myers wants it banned.

Despite the label’s disclaimer, the Lee County Health Department says dissolvable tobacco – called Snus – is showing up in the lockers, backpacks and pockets of kids in Lee County.

It’s bright colored, candy flavored and smells just like minty or fruity gum.
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