15 Dec '11, 8pm

Teens Exchanging Cigarettes For Flavored Cigars

Teens Exchanging Cigarettes For Flavored Cigars

Teen smoking overall is down. That’s the good news. The bad news is that more teenagers are smoking flavored mini-cigars . In case you’re not familiar with the latest fad in tobacco products, mini-cigars come in flavors like strawberry, watermelon, vanilla, and chocolate, and are wrapped in colorful packages. And they’re becoming popular partly because young smokers think they look more attractive than regular cigars, but also because teens believe they are less addictive. Not so. Mini-Cigars No Less Addictive From Kane County Chronicle : “You have the same cancer-causing chemicals but wrapped in flavors that don’t let you experience the harsh sensation of cigar or tobacco use,” said Donald Shell, interim director for Maryland’s Center for Health Promotion, Education, Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation. How Many Teenagers Are Smoking? From The Washington Pos t: Nationall...

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