Big Tobacco Wants You To See Grape
So get this… 81% of youth who have ever used tobacco started with a flavored product. Not to be a Debbie Downer, but this really sucks. And we know what you’re thinking:
What’s so wrong with flavored tobacco products? …Well a lot, actually.
While we alllll know the nicotine in tobacco products makes them hard to quit, flavors are now making them easier than ever to START, especially for teens and young adults.
Mostly because flavored products appeal to *cough cough TARGET* teens. I mean, come on… They come in packaging that literally makes them look like candy. And as we all know, young people love candy. Annnnd like candy, they’ve got a flavor for everyone (and we mean EVERYONE). In fact, as of 2014, there are more than 7,500 of them.
So while there is a ban on tobacco companies from making and selling flavored cigarettes (menthol did not make the cut), there are still are a lot of flavored products on the market like dips, chews, hookah and cigars that attract new smokers every day.
Let’s be the generation to #FinishFlavors and end smoking for good.