Sarasota County targets flavored-tobacco products


Sarasota County targets flavored-tobacco products


Date: June 27, 2011
by: Robin Roy | City Editor



Sarasota County Commissioners will discuss Tuesday a resolution aimed at ridding the county of candy-flavored tobacco products.

Saying those products are aimed at attracting children to tobacco, the county drafted the resolution, which would urge vendors to stop selling candy-flavored tobacco.

The FDA has found that 20% of kids across the country have seen advertisements for such products.

Their flavors include vanilla, midnight berry and chocolate chip cookie dough.

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