I support ending the sale of all flavored tobacco products in Minnesota.

The Minnesota Legislature has the power the end the sale of all flavored tobacco, including menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars, hookah, and smokeless tobacco products to help save lives and provent future generations from using tobacco in the LGBTQ+ community and beyond.

The facts are clear: 

  • Big Tobacco has used flavored products, like menthol, to unjustly target the LGBTQ+ community for years.
  • As a result, LGBTQ+ individuals who smoke are more likely to smoke menthol cigarettes as opposed to non-LGBTQ+ individuals. 
  • Flavors are easier to use and harder to quit, leading to an even greater burden of addiction, disease and death. 

 I call on the Minnesota Legislature to protect Minnesotans from the harms of Big Tobacco.