Report: Ending the Sale of Flavored Tobacco — Protecting Public Health and Saving Lives

Flavored tobacco products — including flavored e-cigarettes, menthol cigarettes, and flavored cigars — endanger the health of our communities. The tobacco industry uses flavored tobacco products to lure new users, especially young people, into tobacco addiction. 

Cities can take action today to end the sale of flavored tobacco. Flavored Tobacco Restrictions policies can reduce the use of dangerous and addictive tobacco products and support the well-being of everyone — especially young people and communities of color, who suffer disproportionately from the related health impacts of tobacco use. 

A new report from CityHealth and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Ending the Sale of Flavored Tobacco: Protecting Public Health and Saving Lives, outlines how the tobacco industry uses flavored products to attract youth and first-time users and how city leaders can take action to end the sale of these harmful products, saving lives and protecting public health. 

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Learn more about the impact flavored tobacco restrictions can have in cities across the country: