Over 80% of kids who have used tobacco started with a flavored product.
About the Campaign
Menthol cigarettes are easier to start smoking and harder to quit. They also mask the harsh taste of tobacco, making them more appealing to kids. That’s why more than half of all youth smokers ages 12-17 use menthol cigarettes, compared to less than 1/3 of smokers ages 35 and older. Menthol use is even higher among African American youth: 70% smoke menthol cigarettes.
But we can change that forever in NYC. Let’s send a strong message and restrict the sale of menthol cigarettes in NYC.
Brooklyn event encourages young people to pass on vapes
October 19, 2019
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September 16, 2019
New push to snuff out flavored e-cigarettes
September 10, 2019
Rep. Gregory Meeks
African American Clergy and Elected Officials (AACEO)