Say no to Big Tobacco referendum – CALmatters

Say no to Big Tobacco referendum – CALmatters

In summary

Big Tobacco has launched a strategy to revoke a new law that would end the sales of flavored tobacco and postpone the law from taking effect.

By Joaquin Arambula

Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula, a Democrat from Fresno and an emergency room doctor, represents the 31st Assembly District, Assemblymember.Arambula@assembly.ca.gov.

Jim Wood, Special to CalMatters

Assemblymember Jim Wood, a Democrat from Healdsburg and a dentist, represents the 2nd Assembly District, Assemblymember.Wood@assembly.ca.gov.

As an emergency room doctor in the under-resourced Central Valley and a dentist with a forensic specialty, we’ve seen how the tobacco industry uses enticing, flavored images to lure people into a lifetime of smoking. And, we’ve seen how tobacco ravages the human body, with death too often the fatal consequence.

Keep tabs on the latest California policy and politics news

The tobacco industry’s latest hook – aimed squarely at young people – is veiled in the vaping form of candy flavors like mint, mango, blueberry, marshmallow and more. To combat this pernicious effort, the California Legislature and Gov. Gavin Newsom this year took substantial steps to derail it.

But that’s not stopping Big Tobacco. More on that in a minute.

Let us begin here: For decades, Big Tobacco used minty menthol enhancements to tempt people. That first puff of
Source…

Next Post

Altria: What Biden's Proposed Tax Reform Means For Altria's Dividend - Seeking Alpha

Mon Oct 19 , 2020
Altria: What Biden's Proposed Tax Reform Means For Altria's Dividend - Seeking Alpha