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Sweet-Flavored Tobacco Alarming Officials Around the Country

Novel products in fruit and candy flavors latest tactic to lure kids

Editor
Mar 1, 2012

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Apple, grape, peach, strawberry, cherry, orange. "It's like Starbursts" says Roberta Hurtado, 17, of Orlando, Florida.

But the flavored products that have Florida communities up in arms aren't candy. They're tobacco products including little cigars, chewing tobacco and newer smokeless products shaped in pellets, sticks and other easily concealed forms. In addition to their sweet flavors, these products are often sold in brightly colored packages that are attractive to kids.

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posted March 01, 2012

House Members, Little League Join Call for Tobacco-Free Baseball

Kids “deserve nothing less”

Editor
Nov 4, 2011

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Two more members of Congress and Little League International have joined the drive to end smokeless tobacco use in Major League Baseball, urging big-league ballplayers to become better role models for the next generation of fans.

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posted November 04, 2011

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