San Francisco Bans Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products
San Francisco voters recently passed Proposition E by a 68-32 percent margin to uphold the city’s law prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco products that are regularly marketed to children and young adults in the City and County of San Francisco. The California Medical Association (CMA) strongly supported this sensible, public health measure.
“CMA has long been at the forefront of advocating for public health prevention and education awareness programs for tobacco use reduction and cessation,” said CMA President Theodore M. Mazer, M.D. “Tobacco is deadly regardless of the flavor, and flavored tobacco products that are designed to appeal to children threaten the progress made in reducing and eliminating tobacco use over the past 50 years. Proposition E is a sensible public health measure to ensure these harmful products do not create a new generation of Californians addicted to tobacco.”
In its support, CMA joined a broad coalition of parents, doctors, health organizations and community groups working to protect our children and youth from becoming addicted to flavored tobacco products. For more information on Proposition E, visit sfkidsvsbigtobacco.com.