Spectrum: Anti-Tobacco Advocates Want to Keep E-Cigs From the Youth

Spectrum News interviewed Theresa Zubretsky, community engagement coordinator for Capital District Tobacco-Free Communities, for its story on efforts to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of youths. This comes as New York’s ban on flavored vaping products remains in limbo.

From the story:

A ban on flavored vaping products could be the first step in an effort to crack down e-cigarette usage among kids in New York. Theresa Zubretsky of Capital District Tobacco-Free Communities says e-cigarette companies have targeted young consumers with their products.

“One of the things we’ve learned in tobacco control is if you want to reduce youth uptake, you want to reduce the affordability of these products for young people, the accessibility of these products for young people, and their appeal,” Zubretsky said.

Industry giant Juul maintains it hasn’t marketed its products to kids, but is being sued by Attorney General Letitia James over that very issue.

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