California Assembly Unanimously Votes to End the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Productsan
California Assembly Unanimously Votes to End the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products; State Poised to Deliver Historic Victory for Kids Over Tobacco Industry. Press Release from US Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, August 24, 2020. https://www.tobaccofreekids.org/press-releases/2020_08_24_california-flavor-ban
“Ending the sale of flavored e-cigarettes is a necessary step to reverse skyrocketing youth use of e-cigarettes and prevent e-cigarettes from addicting a new generation. Just last week, the CDC released its 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) results, which were a powerful reminder of the severity of the youth e-cigarette epidemic. The YRBS found that 32.7% of U.S. high school students were current e-cigarette users in 2019, up from 13.2% in 2017 and that a large percentage of those youth are heavily addicted. The evidence is clear that flavored e-cigarettes have fueled this epidemic – 97% of youth e-cigarette users report using a flavored product in the past month, and 70% cite flavors as the reason for their use.