Online Program

So many flavors: implications for tobacco control

Wednesday, November 4, 2015: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
While flavored cigarettes (excluding menthol) are now banned by U.S. federal law, tobacco products such as cigars, cigarillos, hookah, as well as emerging products like electronic cigarettes, are available in a wide variety of flavors. This session will explore types and brands of flavored products used, reasons for use of flavored tobacco products, the association between flavors of e-cigarettes and perceptions of harm in youth, local and state legal issues surrounding the regulation of flavored tobacco products, and the impact of local regulations on flavored tobacco product sales.
Session Objectives: Identify potential approaches for controlling flavored tobacco production, marketing and use. Discuss the legal authority for state and local governments to regulate the sale of flavored tobacco, including menthol-flavored cigarettes. List the features of the NYC ban on flavored non-cigarette tobacco products. Assess the impact that flavors and peers have on e-cigarette risk perception in adolescents.

Restricting the sale of flavored tobacco (including menthol)   
Todd Fraley, JD, Kendall Stagg, JD, Kate McMahon, MPH, Jennifer Herd, MHLP and Donna Scrutchins
Controlled evaluation of the impact of the New York City ban on the sale of flavored non-cigarette tobacco products   
Todd Rogers, PhD, Doris Gammon, MS, Brett R. Loomis, MS, Betty Brown, MPH, Tarsha McCrae, MPH, CHES, Shannon M. Farley, DrPH and Michael Johns, Ph.D.
E-Cigarette risk perception in adolescents: The role of flavors and friends   
Kiersten Strombotne, BA, MPhil and Jody Sindelar, PhD

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Organized by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Endorsed by: Law, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)