Many types of tobacco products are made to taste like vanilla, orange, chocolate, cherry,coffee and other flavors. These kinds of flavors make tobacco products especially appealing to kids.... (...Read More)
Flavored Tobacco Product Fact Sheet: Eye Opening Information
Industry documents have previously revealed clear patterns of designing flavored cigarettes to target youth.
Advisors to one company developed concepts for a "youth cigarette," including cola & apple flavors, and a "sweet flavor cigarette," stating, "It's a well-known fact that teenagers like sweet products. Honey might be considered."
A memo from another company instructed workers to "make a cigarette which is obviously youth oriented. This could involve cigarette name, blend, flavor and marketing technique.... for example, a flavor which would be candy-like but give satisfaction of a cigarette."
On September 22, 2009 a ban on cigarettes containing certain characterizing flavors went into effect. According to the act:
…a cigarette or any of its component parts (including the tobacco, filter, or paper) shall not contain, as a constituent (including a smoke constituent) or additive, an artificial or natural flavor (other than tobacco or menthol) or an herb or spice, including strawberry, grape, orange, clove, cinnamon, pineapple, vanilla, coconut, licorice, cocoa, chocolate, cherry, or coffee, that is a characterizing flavor of the tobacco product or tobacco smoke... (Read More)