There’s a lot we can do to protect teens from the harms of nicotine in Minnesota, starting with:
If we take flavored tobacco out of convenience stores, we can reduce the number of teens who use it and get hooked on nicotine.
Let’s work to make sure all flavored tobacco products—including e-cigs and menthol cigarettes—are solely available in adults-only tobacco shops.
Flavored e-cigs and other tobacco products lead kids to start smoking at an early age. Almost 95% of addicted adult smokers start before age 21.13 That’s part of the reason why 75% of American adults, including 70% of current smokers, support raising the tobacco age to 21.14
Just because you don’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not happening. From secret pop-up concerts in convenience stores to free music downloads, social media posts and more, teens are not only being targeted, but they’re also being recruited to smoke. In fact, Big Tobacco spends over $100 million a year on marketing in Minnesota.15
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