New York Post: "Use Snus, You Lose"

(October 22, 2009)


Thu., Oct. 22, 2009
Letter to the Editor

[Re: Council Votes to Boost Butts, Opinion, 10/16/09]

Stier makes the faulty argument that the City Council's ban on flavored-tobacco products will somehow make it harder for smokers to quit.

Nothing could be further from the truth. The target audience for flavored products is the youth, and they are the ones most using them.

The American Lung Association in New York offers many options for smokers who are looking to quit. We strongly support this law so that another generation of children won't suffer the painful health consequences that far too often result from tobacco addiction.

Michael Seilback
American Lung Association of New York
VP, Public Policy & Communications