Youth Smokers Begin their Habit Because of Sweet Flavoring

Youth Smokers Begin their Habit Because of Sweet Flavoring

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Analysis by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that most teens who use tobacco start with flavored products.

“Consistent with national school-based estimates, this study confirms widespread appeal of flavored products among youth tobacco users,” the authors, led by Bridget K. Ambrose of the Center for Tobacco Products at the FDA, wrote in their study’s abstract.

Many youth said flavoring such as bubble gum, mint and chocolate was a reason to use e-cigarettes, hookahs, cigars, smokeless tobacco, and snuf pouches, the researchers reported.

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The study, “Flavored Tobacco Product Use Among US Youth Aged 12-17 Years, 2013-2014,” appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week.

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