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Flavored cigar rule troubling

June 8th, 2012 Posted in Cigarettes flavors Tags:

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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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Flavored tobacco entices youth

November 1st, 2011 Posted in Teens smoking Tags:

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At Halloween and all year-long, kid-friendly flavors, colorful packaging and scheming marketing campaigns target young people, while masking the harmful tendencies of tobacco.

Believe it or not tobacco companies are still selling candy-flavored tobacco products. Even though candy flavored cigarettes have been banned by the FDA, our local youth are still trying flavored cigars, cigarillos and smokeless tobacco products.
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Escambia retailers asked to stop selling flavored tobacco

July 8th, 2011 Posted in Cigarettes flavors Tags:

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Retailers in Escambia County are being urged to stop the sale and marketing of flavored tobacco.

Escambia County commissioners recently passed a resolution to that effect through the efforts of Students Working Against Tobacco, the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program of the Escambia County Health Department, and the Healthy Environments are Tobacco-Free Partnership.
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Flavored tobacco use should be open to choice – by adults

February 25th, 2011 Posted in Cigarettes flavors Tags:

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Public health advocates have squared off against retail business owners over a Senate bill that would ban the sale of some flavored tobacco products. Advocates say flavored tobacco is a means of hooking young smokers.
Washington tobacco retailers argue that they have enough regulations to cope with and that the state should focus on existing laws that prohibit anyone under the age of 18 from buying tobacco. They say a ban on flavored tobacco will cripple their businesses. Ream more »

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Vogue cigarettes Makes smoking look sexy, they complain

December 29th, 2010 Posted in Cigarettes flavors Tags:

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Just in time for New Year’s resolutions, a new poster promoting smoking as a glamorous, sexy, lifestyle choice. Showing a svelte woman in a party dress, the poster for Vogue cigarettes was distributed to provincial tobacco retailers and depicts smoking as something trendy done by beautiful people, an anti-smoking coalition said yesterday.

“You can’t get more ‘lifestyle’ than the popular fashion magazine, Vogue,” said Flory Doucas of the Coalition quebecoise pour le controle du tabac. Ream more »

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Santa demonstrates danger of ‘sweetened’ tobacco products

December 14th, 2010 Posted in Cigarettes flavors Tags:

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Santa Claus took a break from his holiday duties Monday to teach children at the Sandy Club about the dangers of “sweetened” tobacco products.

To prove the point, representatives of the Utah Department of Health and the Salt Lake Valley Health Department staged a “smell test” to demonstrate how flavored cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products have been manufactured to smell like candy — and encourage youths to use them.
“The guys who sell cigarettes are sneaky, sneaky guys. They want to trick kids and teenagers into buying cigarettes,” Santa said.
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