Encouraging kids to smoke a vape is so wrong!!! I'm a smoker of 40+ years and it's impossible to quit!
Katy ValdezSt. Johnsbury
I am concerned because many of my students do not think flavored tobacco or tobacco in general is a concern.
As a concerned parent, I feel all tobacco products and especially flavored/candied tobacco is underhanded and unacceptable.
I know a lot of people who began vaping because of the flavors and I don't want to see the youth of my state being misled into addiction.
Please don't have these products where my grandchildren can see them in the stores
I am super concerned about flavored tobacco products - especially ecigs. It is awful that kids are being marketed to like that.
It encourages students to start smoking.
As a new parent, I do not want my boys to have to grow up surrounded by products that are so bad for their health.
It's causing all kinds of illness and that's killing all kinds of people.
Because I feel these products are marketed to young children who don't understand the health risk of said product.
Rosie DeCampBellows Falls
Grooming teens as tobacco users is wrong.
They encourage kids to try deadly tobacco products.
I'm concerned about flavors that appeal to kids. I'm also concerned about advertising to kids and the kids thinking vaping is cool.
I don't like that kids are getting addicted at a young age!
They are a gateway to addiction and are being marketed to youth.
Cheryl ChandlerWest Danville
Tobacco can damage your lungs and over time make it hard to breath.
People are unaware that the effects are of flavored tobacco are the same as smoking or chewing tobacco.
Flavored tobacco products provide an easy pathway to possible lifelong addiction for our kids to tobacco use.
Karen AveryWest Dover
By making flavored tobacco products attractive to young people - they get hooked at an early age, and it is very hard to quit! Oral cancer is a very real concern.
People think vaping is healthier than smoking, so they think it's okay.
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?
LOCATE YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Together with your local community partner, you can:
- Raise awareness by talking with members of your community about how you can protect Vermont's youth from the dangers of tobacco products.
- Help pass a local resolution expressing concern about tobacco products being marketed to youth.
- Educate community leaders about options to decrease exposure to tobacco products and advertising—like content-neutral signage requirements or safety zones around schools and parks.
ARE YOU A RETAILER?
Your store can help protect Vermont's youth from tobacco. Here are a few options to consider:
- Take down exterior-facing tobacco ads such as sandwich boards or ads in windows
- Choose to not advertise tobacco products by not displaying any ads inside or outside of your store
- Take a step further and keep all tobacco products out of sight (under the counter or in a cabinet)
- Volunteer to stop selling flavored tobacco products
- Volunteer to stop selling all tobacco products
See What Other Vermont Retailers Are Doing to take a stand against the tobacco industry’s influence.Get The Facts