TAVARES – The Lake County Board of County Commissioners recently passed a resolution asking all local retailers who sell tobacco to discontinue the sale and marketing of tobacco flavored products in Lake County.
The resolution focuses on discouraging retailers from marketing these products because of the dangers posed by the product packaging and its attraction by youth.
“Our primary goal is to generate a heightened awareness with both retailers and parents, and to help prevent these products from getting into the hands of our youth,” said Leslie Campione, Chairman of the Lake County Commission.
Section 1 of the resolution states in part, “The Board of County Commissioners urges all local retailers who sell tobacco products to cease the sale and marketing of all flavored tobacco products, which are defined as loose tobacco including snuff flour, plug and twist tobacco, fine cuts, chewing tobacco, snus, smoking or snuffing tobacco products, and all other kinds and forms of tobacco, including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco products and blunt wraps, prepared in such a manner with the purpose for chewing, inhaling, smoking or ingesting in any manner which have been flavored through the addition of natural or artificial flavorings, herbs, spices or other means with flavors characterizing fruit, candy, alcohol or other similar flavorings.”
For more information about this resolution, call the Lake County Board of County Commissioners at (352) 343-9850.