Flavored cigarette ban significantly reduced youth smoking, new study finds

15 July 2020

George Mason University, Science Daily:

George Mason University study finds 2009 US Food and Drug Administration flavored cigarette ban reduced smoking by underage youth by 43% and young adults by 27%


Researchers analyzed National Survey on Drug Use and Health data to test the effect of the 2009 U.S. flavored cigarette ban. The study found the ban reduced underage smoking by 43% and smoking among young adults by 27%. Researchers call for more comprehensive bans of flavored tobacco products to reduce youth use of these dangerous products.

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