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 »
I used to love getting a few packs of candy cigarettes in my Halloween bag as a youngster. Did those pretend-tobacco confections influence my later pack-a-day habit? Probably not as much as old Warner Bros. movies and the Kool-puffing juvenile delinquents I knew in high school did. Hey, everyone seemed to be smoking cigarettes in the 1960s…even Fred Flintstone.
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The low-down on the curious product that — according to a new report — may be responsible for poisoning nearly 600 children a year.According to a new report, almost 600 children a year contract a mild case of poisoning after accidentally eating so-called “tobacco candy” — the second most common source of unintentional tobacco consumption for kids six and younger (after second-hand smoke). What is this controversial product, and should it be banned? (See a report about “tobacco candy”) Read more