Bye-Bye "Yummy" Cigarettes
Every day, 3,600 children and teens start smoking and 1,100 become daily smokers, but maybe this will put an end to that: Yesterday, the FDA banned the sale of flavored cigarettes. The ban includes tobacco products with chocolate, vanilla, clove and other flavorings that get children and teenagers interested in smoking. Menthol cigarettes will still be available.
In 2004,17-year-old smokers were more than three times as likely as smokers over age 25 to choose flavored cigarettes and they thought flavored cigarettes were "safer."
Some popular flavors include R.J. Reynolds' Twista Lime, Kauai Kolada, and Warm Winter Toffee. which all sound like Starbucks drinks to me. No wonder why kids think they'll be yummy.
What do you think of the ban on flavored cigarettes?