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FDA Must Act to Protect Our Kids from E-Cigarettes and Other Candy-Flavored Tobacco Products
For too long the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been asleep at the switch when it comes to protecting America's youth from tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. The result? A staggering 78 percent increase in high school e-cigarette use in just one year. This led both FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams to declare youth e-cigarette use an epidemic.
What is the number one reason kids are attracted to e-cigarettes? The flavors. It is clear that the FDA must halt the sale of all flavored tobacco products, including flavors like "tutti-frutti" and "gummy bear" that clearly appeal to kids.
But it's not just the flavors in e-cigarettes that are attracting kids: All flavored tobacco products attract kids.
- Menthol in cigarettes and tobacco products makes the poison go down easier, which means more kids starting to use tobacco. It also makes it harder for smokers to quit.
- Flavors in cigars make them extremely popular, especially among high school boys.
That's why the FDA must act to eliminate flavors in all tobacco products. Please add your name below to tell the FDA that enough is enough.