Big Tobacco is at it again
The tobacco industry is always trying to grow profits, and yet again they’re doing it at the expense of our nation’s youth. They’re targeting kids with sweet, cheap, and easy to get tobacco products using popular fruit and candy-like flavors. You’ll find the tobacco products below almost everywhere!
Little Cigars, Cigarillos and Tip Cigars
These types of tobacco products feature candy-like flavors and in come in varying sizes and shapes. Tobacco companies price them at levels accessible to youth, often selling them for less than a dollar each.
E-cigarettes are battery-powered vaporizers that simulate the action and sensation of smoking. The products don’t use tobacco but they do contain – and deliver – nicotine. The user inhales an aerosol vapor, an action that is commonly called vaping. E-cigarettes come in many different sizes, flavors and colors and are usually priced affordably for youth.
Blunts and Blunt Wraps
While blunts and blunt wraps are typically associated with marijuana use, they are made of tobacco, come in many fruit and candy flavors, and are extremely cheap. Although the tobacco content in blunt wraps is typically less than regular cigars, smoking these products can lead to nicotine addiction among youth.
E-liquid, e-fluid, or e-juice is the mixture used in vapor products such as E-cigarettes. Available in many variations, E-liquids feature a range of nicotine strengths and flavors. In addition to nicotine and flavorings, they usually contain chemicals like propylene glycol and glycerin.
Chewing and Dipping Tobacco
Dipping tobacco consists of shredded tobacco leaves that users place between their lower lip and gum. It is not chewed. Chewing tobacco (chew) is made up of tobacco leaves that users place between their cheeks and gum and “chew.” Excess liquid is spit out.