Why flavored tobacco is an important issue
Flavors play an important role in addicting youth and young adults to tobacco products. Flavored products are easier to start and more difficult to quit. While the Food and Drug Administration could remove flavored tobacco products, it has not taken action. However, not wanting to wait for federal action to protect their citizens, many states and localities across the country enacted restrictions on the sale of flavored tobacco products. This flavored tobacco resource center provides information that advances the science and shares the experiences of cities that took action to implement flavored tobacco policy restrictions and their impact.