Friday, October 29, 2010

No Treats Just Tricks

Now that you know what new tobacco products are hitting the stores, how they're being marketed and what risks they carry, you can see the OTPs as the tricks they are. These products appeal to our youth, a vulnerable group that does not need early exposure to tobacco's control. Let's close the tax loophole on these products and protect our kids.

Make sure you pass the information along. Let your friends and family know what's out there so they can make the right decision for their health and help steer our youth away from the road to a lifetime of addiction that the Industry would prefer they walk down.

So I will leave you with some more resources below. Thanks for taking the time to follow along with our Trick or Treat OTP Series and have a safe and tobacco-free Halloween!

Additional Resources:

From 2006 - 2008 there were 13,705 cases of poisoning in young children and infants from accidental ingestion of tobacco products reports WebMD. "Of particular concern are new dissolvable, compressed tobacco products that come in small pellets, such as Camel Orbs. Researchers say their packaging resembles mints and the products themselves have a candy-like appearance and added flavorings that make them attractive to young children," the article states.

The American Cancer Society on risks of using smokeless tobacco

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids  "The Danger from Dissolvable Tobacco and Other Smokeless Tobacco Products"

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