Maine Flavored Tobacco Petition

BIG TOBACCO USES MORE THAN 15,500 FLAVORS TO ENTICE CHILDREN.

The evidence is clear:

  • Flavored tobacco is a marketing weapon. More than 80% of teens who have ever used tobacco started with a flavored product.
  • Menthol is a flavor. 42% of middle school students and 46% of high school students who use tobacco, smoke menthol cigarettes.
  • Tobacco use remains the leading preventable risk factor for 4 of the top 5 causes of death in Maine. Maine's youth smoking rate is higher than the national average for both cigarettes and e-cigarettes.
  • More than 1 in 4 Maine high school students use e-cigarettes and the rate has nearly doubled in the past two years. E-cigarettes are the most widely used flavored product among high school students overall.

Protect Maine's children from a lifetime of addiction. Support ending the sale of all flavored tobacco, including menthol cigarettes!