Support efforts to protect youth from flavored tobacco products & mentholated cigarettes.

Support efforts to protect youth from flavored tobacco products & mentholated cigarettes.

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API PACT California Health Collaborative started this petition to Visalia City Council and

Protect Visalia Youth!

As a resident of Visalia, I support efforts to protect our youth from flavored and mentholated tobacco products. Here's why.

• More than 80% of youth who have used a tobacco product started with a flavored tobacco product. 82% of teens report flavors as being the reason they use electronic cigarettes. 1

• Flavors, including menthol, reduce or mask the natural harshness and taste of tobacco, making it easier for youth to initiate and sustain tobacco use. 2

• Tobacco retailers and communities should work together to build partnerships that support healthy retail environments from relying on harmful tobacco products as well as properly enforcing the minimum age for acquiring tobacco products. 3

1. Ambrose, B.K., et al., Flavored tobacco product use among US youth aged 12-
17 years, 2013-2014. Journal of the American Medical Association, 2015.
314(17): p. 1871-1873.

2. Farley, S.M. and M. Johns, New York City flavored tobacco product sales ban
evaluation. Tobacco control, 2016: p. tobaccocontrol-2015-052418.

3.Inside the Store. www.convenience.org/Research/FactSheets/InsidetheStore

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