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Board takes stand against flavored tobacco products with passing of recent resolution

RELEASE DATE: March 1, 2012

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.
 

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